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  • Harry Cline, 81, BS ’62 composite science, MS ’69, educational administration, taught or held administrative positions in Mapleton, Lisbon, Midway, Oakes and Verona, North Dakota. He later owned Cline’s Implement as well as Cline’s Café and Guest Haus. He lived in Oakes.
  • Norlin Hein, 85, MS ’69 agricultural economics, worked for 25 years at the University of Missouri-Columbia as an Extension economist in farm management, pioneering support and promotion of computers in agriculture and the family farm. From 1994-1999, he was an associate dean in the institution’s College of Agriculture. He was an Army veteran who lived on a farm near Eitzen, Minnesota.
  • Ione (Kjos) Eckre, 80, BS ’62 home economics education, taught school in Wyndmere and Colfax, North Dakota, and later worked for the Richland County ASCS office. She lived in Wyndmere.  
  • Lee Johnson, 78, BS ’65, MS ’66 electrical and electronic engineering, had a long career with Rockwell Collins before his retirement in 2001. He lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Neale Spooner, 84, BS ’59 agricultural engineering, worked for several years for the Forest Service and later worked on construction projects in Iowa, Kansas, Florida, New York, California and Nevada. He lived in Las Vegas.
  • Curtis Anderson, 73, BS ’70 pharmacy, was a pharmacist in Pendleton, Oregon; at Arrow Pharmacy in Chandler, Arizona; and at Beaverton Pharmacy in Beaverton, Oregon. He lived in Beaverton.
  • Lester Johnson, 98, BArch ’57 architecture, was a World War II veteran who participated in three major campaigns with Patton’s 3rd Army. He held two U.S. patents. He lived in Bemidji, Minnesota.
  • Daryl Beard, 68, BS ’95 electrical and electronic engineering, was a member of the Upper Missouri Fair board and an active volunteer with the Williston High School Rodeo Club. He also volunteered and held offices in the Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Williston, North Dakota, as well as on the state level. He served on the governing board of the North Dakota Veterans Home from 2002 to 2013. He was an Army veteran who lived in Williston.
  • Stuart Syverson, 73, BS ’71 agricultural economics, was employed by Foremost-McKesson in Fargo for 10 years and worked in quality control at GPK in Fargo for 27 years, retiring in 2013. He lived in West Fargo.
  • John Cavanagh, 90, BS ’52 accounting, worked for 60 years at the Perham State Bank, now known as the United Community Bank. He was an Air Force veteran who lived in Perham, Minnesota.


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