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Category: Obituaries

  • Bryan Sheldon, 50, BS ’02 sociology, served in the U.S. military for 22 years. He was an Army veteran on active duty during the Gulf War, and later was a Ward Officer in the North Dakota Air National Guard. In 2015, he joined Space Age Synthetics where he worked as a production supervisor. He lived in Fargo.
  • John “Jack” Southamv, 86, BS ’56 pharmacy, owned and operated City Drug Store, Mohall, North Dakota, and was coroner for Renville County during the 1960s. He was president of the Mohall Jaycees and a member of the Mohall Community Club and Country Club. He also was a lifelong member of the North Dakota Pharmaceutical Association, and was its president in 1965-1966. He lived in Fargo.
  • Darrel Bymoen, 79, BS ’63 electrical and electronic engineering, was an engineer for the Navy, working on projects like mine warfare, an update to the Sidewinder Missile and the guidance system for the Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket. In retirement, he helped improve dielectric constant fuel meters for use by NHRA and SCCA racing teams. He lived in Las Vegas.
  • Douglas Lutz, 78, MS ’69 educational administration, was the superintendent of the Bullhead City, Arizona, School District for 25 years. After retiring, he served as Bullhead City Public Works director. He lived in Sun City, Arizona.
  • Richard McLaughlin, 71, BA ’76 history, was an Army veteran who lived in Fargo.
  • Barry Schuchard, 60, BS ’83 civil engineering, was CEO of the KLJ engineering firm, where he spent much of his career working on infrastructure projects across the upper Midwest. He was a trustee of the NDSU Foundation. He lived in West Fargo.
  • Gordon Renschler, 87, BS ’57 civil engineering, was president of Renschler Co., a commercial construction company. He was the first president of the Wisconsin Metal Building Deals Association and served on the American Building Company National Builder Advisory Board. He lived in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Irven “I.J.”Jacobson, 75, BS ’68 pharmacy, initially owned Easton Drug, Crosby, North Dakota, and later built a new store nearby, J. Co. Drug, which he operated for more than 40 years. He served on many local boards and committees, and coached hockey teams. He lived in Crosby.
  • Norman R. Dahl, 91, BS ’52, MS ’60 agricultural economics, was a farmer and rancher in Griggs County, North Dakota, for 55 years. He was active with the Binford, North Dakota, school board, Griggs County Water Board, Griggs County hospital board and the soil conservation board. He was an Army veteran who lived in West Fargo.
  • Troy Fountain, 55, BArch ’88 architecture, was a senior project architect at ESG Architecture and Design, Minneapolis. Some of his many projects included the Westin Galleria in Edina, Radisson Blu at the Mall of America and Hyatt Regency in Bloomington. He lived in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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