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  • Robert Syverson, 74, MS ’88 secondary education, was the first director of the Deaf Blind Program at the Developmental Center in Grafton, North Dakota, and then worked for the School for the Blind from 1975 to 1990. He later worked as a disability advocate for the state of North Dakota. He lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • Edwin Beiswenger, 68, BS ’73 economics, farmed and worked at broadcasting stations KQWB, KDLM and KVRR. He also drove for Metro Senior Rides. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.
  • Donald Stoxen, 89, MEd ’66 educational administration, spent 34 years in education as a teacher and principal. In Dickenson, North Dakota, he was the principal at Roosevelt, Jefferson, Berg and Heart River Elementary. He was an Army veteran who lived in Dickinson.
  • Ann Thorsteinson, 64, BS ’87 computer science, was an office manager for Webb Enterprises, R & S Casework and Meinecke-Johnson. She lived in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
  • Marvin C. Johnson, 99, BS ’49 pharmacy, was a U.S. Navy veteran who lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Rudy Hanson, 75, MEd ’71 educational administration, retired after 36 years as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent in several communities, including Sanborn, Finley and Oklee, Minnesota; and Carrington, Newburg, Marion, Harvey, Lidgerwood and Hankinson, North Dakota. He lived in Valley City, North Dakota.
  • Stanley Thurlow Jr., 73, BS ’71 mathematics, MA ’79, community and regional planning, was a planner for the F-M Council of Governments and then started his own business. At the time of his death, he was a city planner for Dilworth and Breckinridge, Minnesota. He lived in Fargo.
  • Linda (Fischer) Dvorak, 55, BS ’86 business administration, worked for the Agricultural Research Station. She lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Henry Wisness, 96, BS ’44 civil engineering, worked as a land surveyor for Skaar Engineering in Bismarck, North Dakota, and later was head of the secondary roads department for the North Dakota Highway Department until his retirement in 1988. He lived in Bismarck.
  • Dorothy (Gibson) Lindemann, 82, BS ’59 home economics education, was a teacher in Mott, Sheldon and Chaffee, North Dakota, and later worked at Embers Restaurant. She lived in Fargo.


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