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  • Lawrence O. Aasen, 99, former student ’43 was a journalist for McGraw-Hill trade publications and later worked for New York Life Insurance, rising to vice president of public relations. He also worked on campaigns for the Better Vision Institute. He was an Army World War II veteran who lived in Westport, Connecticut.
  • Pauline (Elston) Lentz, 91, BS ’80 home economics education, was a teacher at Walhalla, Minot and Valley City, North Dakota, retiring in 1990. She lived in Valley City.
  • Travis DeMinck, 40, BS ’07 construction management, worked in the heating and air conditioning industry. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Local 10 Union. He lived in Fargo.
  • Bradley Aho, 60, BS ’83 agricultural education, farmed in Wheaton Township in Bottineau County, where he also raised Simmental cattle. He served on the North Central Electric Cooperative board of directors, was president of the Bottineau County Farm Bureau and a director with the Antler Fire Department. He lived in Antler, North Dakota.
  • Kent Vesterso, 74, BS ’70 agricultural education, worked the family farm near Munich, North Dakota. He held several positions with the local water board. He lived in Fargo
  • Joseph Kohn, 71, BS ’74 sociology education, worked in retail for many years in Amarillo, Texas, and was the manager of several stores. He lived in Amarillo.
  • Beverly (Lloyd) Haas, 83, BS ’60 home economics education, was a teacher and artist. She was one of the founders of the Badlands Art Association. She lived in Dickinson, North Dakota.
  • Gordon Kartenson, 93, BS ’50 economics, was vice president of Union Storage and Transfer Co., Fargo. He was active in the VFW, American Legion, YMCA, Rotary, Sons of Norway, Elks, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32, Icelandic Klub and El Zagal Shrine. He was an Army veteran who lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.
  • William Stutsman, 89, MEd ’90 counseling and guidance, taught school in Wahpeton, North Dakota and was an elementary principal in Wahpeton; Cannon Falls, Minnesota; and Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, for a total of 29 years. He later was a self-employed Employee Assistance Program counselor. He was a Navy veteran who lived in Melbourne, Florida.
  • Paul Dragseth, 56, BS ’88 agricultural economics, operated a farm near Eldred, Minnsota. He was a member of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers’ Association, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum board, West Polk County Farm Bureau and Crookston, Minnesota Hot Stove Hockey board. He lived in Eldred.

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