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Category: Obituaries

  • David Porter, 68, BS ’74 agricultural mechanization, worked in Sydney, Montana; Torrington, Wyoming; and Wahpeton, North Dakota, as a field rep for Holly Sugar and Minn-Dakota Cooperative. He also earned his private pilot’s license and later returned to operate the family farm near Grandin, North Dakota. He lived in Fargo.
  • Russell Stuber, 89, BS ’56 animal sciences, formed the Bowman Western Lumber Co. with his brother. He later obtained his realtor’s license, selling real estate in Bowman, Bismarck and Fargo. He lived in Fargo.
  • Mary Ann (Wald) Goetz, 56, BS ’97 business administration, was an office manager at Peterson Mechanical and Aeriel Beauty Supply, both in Fargo, and later worked for American Family Insurance and Dakota Natural Health Clinic in Bismarck, North Dakota.She lived in Bismarck. 
  • Robert P. Smith, 80, BS ’61 mechanical engineering, worked 13 years in the aerospace industry in East Hartford, Connecticut; Rockford, Illinois; and Phoenix. He later operated a trailer design and manufacturing business and a lawn maintenance company in Fargo. He lived in West Fargo.
  • Kenneth Kloubec, 75, BS ’66 agricultural economics,worked for Production Credit Association for 36 years as a loan officer and branch manager. He also owned and operated Insurance Partners Inc. since 2004.He lived in Alexandria, Minnesota. 
  • Herschel “Pepper” Lysaker, MS ’69 educational administration, was a longtime Mesabi Range College faculty member and coach. He was the first member of the Mesabi Range College Athletic Hall of Fame and also was inducted into the MCAC and NJCAA Halls of Fame. He lived inEveleth, Minnesota.
  • Alfred Steinke, 95, BS ’49 agricultural engineering, was an irrigation engineer at the Bureau of Reclamation for 30 years. After retiring, he traveled throughout North Dakota working for Old West Regional Commission and FEMA. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Paul Grann, 55, BS ’87 animal and range sciences, operated the family farm in Perth, North Dakota.
  • Travis Ell, 64, BS ’74, MS ’78 electrical and electronics engineering, worked for 17 years at International Business Machines (IBM) in Rochester, Minnesota. He also worked for several electronic companies, including Micropolis, Lumonics, Seagate Technology, Oak Technology, Western Digital, Zilker Labs, Greenfoot Technologies, Infinia, Intel and Abacus. He lived in Auburn, Washington. 
  • I.K. “Ike” Petersen, 92, BS ’58 mechanical engineering, worked for Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico; several appointments with the Department of Defense and White Sands Missile Range in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He lived in Las Cruces. 

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