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Category: Obituaries

  • Eugene Gronseth, 82, BS ’58 mechanical engineering, was employed as an engineer by Boeing Co., Seattle. He lived in Renton, Washington.
  • Ward D. Nostdahl, 96, BS ’49 agriculture, worked for the Soil Conservation Service until 1960. He then was co-founder of a home construction business and was involved in many business ventures. He participated in the construction of The Dakota Inn, The Homesteader restaurant, seven Speedway Restaurants, and many other buildings. He also helped design and construct Wildwood Golf Course, near Burlington, North Dakota. He lived in Minot, North Dakota.
  • Shirley (Lawonn) Jahnke, 73, BS ’68 medical technology, was an attorney who focused on family law and child advocacy issues. She lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • Curtus Teigen, 79, BS ’61 agricultural education, was first a farmer, then worked for Rugby Equipment Co. for more than 25 years and later was on the staff of Merchants Bank for more than 10 years. He was a member of the Toy Tractors Association, and collected items associated with John Deere. He lived in Rugby, North Dakota.
  • Norman Andrus, 87, MS ’68 education, was superintendent for Fullerton and Verona, North Dakota, schools before retiring to his farm. He was a Dickey County Commission for 15 years. He was an Air Force veteran who lived in Oakes, North Dakota.
  • Alan Misek, 69, BS ’78 animal science, worked for ranchers in the Arena and Ruso, North Dakota, areas before returning to NDSU and working in the veterinary science department caring for research animals. He also was the NDSU Rodeo Club adviser. He lived in Granville, North Dakota.
  • Robert Heltemes, 88, BS ’52 electrical and electronic engineering,was a pioneering computer engineer with Remington Rand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a nationally known author and authority on the Chevrolet Corvair, and was a past president of the International Corvair Society, CORSA, and was its first lifetime member.He lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
  • Gayle (McDowell) Stetson, 97, BS ’44 human development and education, was a homemaker who supported orchestras wherever she lived, especially the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, for which her husband was a life trustee. She lived in Lake Forest, Illinois.
  • Isabelle Bork, 98, BS ’42 home economics education, food and nutrition, taught home economics in Bowman, Jamestown and Grand Forks, North Dakota. She lived in Oakes, North Dakota.
  • Jerome Narum, 71, BS ’68 agricultural economics, was an Army veteran who worked the family farm and, later, was a claims adjuster for Nodak Insurance. He lived in Michigan, North Dakota.

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