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Category: Obituaries

  • Margaret Templin, 78, BS ’85, mass communication, operated Magic Touch Cleaning Service. She lived in Fargo. July 2016
  • Denis Svedjan, 77, BS ’62, pharmacy, worked in Herried, South Dakota; Wishek, North Dakota; and retired from Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 2011. He lived in Hillsboro, North Dakota.  July 2016
  • Curtis L. Hofstad, 70, BS ’69, mathematics, was a farmer and served on the state Water Commission from 2001 until he was elected to the North Dakota House or Representatives in 2006. He lived in Devils Lake, North Dakota.  July 2016
  • Joann (Johnson) Ewen, 85, BS ’53, home economics, was a homemaker who operated a farm with her husband. An active community organizer, she helped create the Rainbow Garden in Mayville, North Dakota. She lived in Mayville. July 2016
  • Roger Grau, 82, BS ’56, mechanical engineering, was an aerospace engineer, working on the Titan missile program at Martin-Marietta before joining the the surgical laboratory at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine to develop electronic monitoring equipment for animals. He later owned the Coast-to-Coast hardware store in Dickinson, North Dakota, and worked as a gunsmith. He lived in Dickinson. July 2016
  • Elaine (VanLishout) Vukelic, 66, BS ’72, medical technology, worked as a lab tech in the Mott, North Dakota, clinic while she and her husband raised their two children. She was active in her church including the Fall Dinner, Eucharistic Minister and Altar Society. She lived in Mott.  July 2016
  • Rodger Sims, 67, BS ’73, medical technology, worked at the University of North Dakota Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, from 1973 to 2006. He lived in Fargo. July 2016
  • Robert Pile, 94, BS ’43, agricultural engineering, worked for 30 years Northern States Power Co., now known as Xcel Energy. He retired in 1984 as vice president of gas operations. He was a longtime leader in the Boy Scouts and a volunteer driver for the Fargo Blood Bank. He lived in Orlando, Florida.  July 2016
  • Mary M. (Ranney) Johnson, 87, BS ’50, arts and sciences, was a homemaker who raised five children and an active volunteer. She lived in Sun City West, Arizona.  July 2016
  • Rev. Steven G. Nelson, 66, BS ’71, sociology education, served parishes in Iowa, the Chicago and Twin Cities areas, as well as Ferndale and Mountlake Terrace, Washington. In retirement he has been a facilitator for the Lutheran Community Services’ For the Kids' Sake program. He lived in Mukilteo, Washington.   July 2016

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