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  • Herbert Paul, 91, BS ’55 economics, mathematics, served as with the chemical corps during the Korean War. Later, he accepted a position at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois. As a result, his family moved many times, including spending seven years in Geneva, Switzerland. He retired early in 2005. He lived in Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Randal Hoerer, 78, BA ’71 English, enlisted in the U.S. Navy to help provide for his family and received the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Medal. He worked for Minn-Dak as a sugar boiler for 32 years. He served as president of the Abercrombie Community Club, was a member of the Red River Valley Sportsmen Club, the VFW, the American Legion and many others. He lived in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
  • John McLagan II, 52, MBA ’04 earned his Electric Lineman degree from Dakota County Technical College in 1992, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mankato State University in 1995 and his Masters of Business Administration from NDSU in 2004 He was an employee owner of Border States Electric for over 25 years, retiring in 2020. He was a mentor, trainer, engineer, salesperson and friend. He lived in Fargo.
  • Jeffrey Ballestad, 52, BU ’99 University Studies, worked for Magellan Pipeline in West Fargo for nearly 30 years. He lived in West Fargo.
  • Durand Hedin, 71, BS ’77 pharmacy, is a Vietnam War veteran who worked in local pharmacies and established the complete pharmacy system for a new hospital after moving to the island of Saipan. He joined the U.S .Public Health Service Commissioned Corp in 1987 and served on Indian reservations in South Dakota before joining the FDA in 1993. He worked in the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology for 14 years He retired from the FDA in 2007. He lived in Ridge, Maryland.
  • Timothy McDonough, 53, BS ’89 electrical and electronic engineering, worked for Hewlet Packard and Intel. He lived in Portland, Oregon.
  • Carol Ambli, 83, BS ’66 medical technology, lived in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
  • Dennis Ming, 67, BS ’79 MS ’81 agricultural economics, worked as a research associate at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute from 1981 to 1986. He then took a grain marketing position with Soo Line/Canadian Pacific Railroad in Minot and worked in various marketing positions for 10 years. Ming joined Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad in Bismarck in 1996 as vice president of marketing. He also was part owner. He retired in 2017 and continued to serve on DMVW’s executive board.He also served on the board of the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission, the Minot and Bismarck Economic Development Boards, the Midwest Interstate Rail Commission Board, and SMCHS Booster Board. He was awarded the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute’s Chairman’s Award in 2018, which recognizes individuals for contributions to transportation, research, education, and outreach at NDSU, as well as contributions to the viability of the Institute. He was also a trustee of the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association. He lived in Bismarck.
  • Coral J. Nystuen, 91, BS ’52 textiles and clothing, was crowned Mrs. North Dakota in 1959 and later competed in the Mrs. America Pageant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She won third in the nation for Cake Baking, with her sour cream chocolate cake recipe. In addition to her cooking and baking skills, she was an accomplished seamstress, quilter and counted cross stitcher. She lived in Greeley, Colorado.
  • Paul Brenk, 58, BS ’86 University Studies, attended both University of Minnesota-Duluth and NDSU graduating in 1986 with an accounting degree. He later earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner and became a partner at TruStone Financial group of Fargo. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.


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