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  • Virgil Alme, 83, MS ’65 mathematics, taught at Great Falls, Montana, and Western Montana College, and he was a school superintendent at Victor, Montana. He also was state employment and training officer in Helena, Montana and the state boys school education director in Miles City, Montana. He was an Army veteran who lived in Westminster, Colorado.
  • Stanley Baer, 90, BArch ’53 architecture,worked for Smith Inc., Minko Metal, Olaf Anderson and later started his own business, Agri Steel, constructing metal buildings, bins and dryers.He was an Army veteran and a former captain in the Air Force Reserves. He lived in Fargo.
  • Timothy N. Johnson, 72, BS ’69 economics, began his career with Ford Motor Co. in Minneapolis. He then began a successful career in the insurance industry in Fargo.He lived in Ponsford, Minnesota. 
  • Thomas Moller, 61, BS ’80 agricultural economics, joined the Peace Corps after college and was assigned to the Philippines. Afterward, he was a provincial cooperative adviser in Zambia, Africa. He returned to the United States, working at banks in Walhalla, North Dakota and Melrose, Minnesota. He later operated the family business called Moller’s Inc., and was president at Affinity First Federal Credit Union in Minot, North Dakota. He lived in Drayton, North Dakota.  
  • Diane (Kasowski) Askew, 80, BA ’86 history, owned and operated LeHigh Gardens with her husband. The nursery and greenhouse operation was located in Casselton, North Dakota. She lived in West Fargo.
  • Lester Williams, 85, BS ’60 mechanical engineering,lived in Imperial, Pennsylvania. 
  • Richard Zaylskie, 77, BS ’63 mathematics, MS ’65, pharmacy, began his career with the USDA-ARS Metabolism and Radiation Research Laboratory in Fargo. He worked in the Mass Spectrometer Lab for 38 years until his retirement in 2002. He lived in Fargo, 
  • John Knudsvig, 82, MS ’65 educational administration, taught at Ayr and Argusville, North Dakota, and was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent at Hillsboro, North Dakota. He later farmed for 10 years. He lived in Clifford, North Dakota.
  • Jeremy Johnson, 32, PharmD ’15 pharmacy, worked at pharmacies in Fargo and Phoenix. He lived in Phoenix.
  • Carlyle Holen, 66, PhD ’99 plant sciences, was employed by the University of Minnesota Extension Service for 34 years, retiring in 2011. He lived in Erskine, Minnesota. 


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