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Category: Obituaries

  • Lynne (Stine) Jacobson, 71, BS ’68, child development and family relations, was a social worker who was director of the Stark County Social Services for many years. She later developed the Adult Protective Services program for the state of North Dakota. She lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. March 2017
  • Craig Murie, 66, MEd ’04, education, taught mathematics and coached of girls and boys basketball in Raymond, Minnesota; Harvey, North Dakota; and for 23 years at Shanley High School, Fargo. As head coach of the Shanley girls, he led them to four state basketball titles. He was honored as Class A Girls Basketball Coach of the Year twice. He lived in Fargo.  March 2017
  • Wayne Colberg, 95, BS ’48, MS ’49, entomology, retired as state entomologist for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army. He lived in Paragould, Arkansas.  March 2017
  • Eldon Seelig, 93, BS ’49, agricultural engineering, worked for the USDA in Mayville, North Dakota from 1949 to 1953. He later was a territory manager for Minneapolis Moline Co. He then worked for Bremer Bank for 28 years, eventually being a senior vice president in the agriculture loan department. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, who served during World War II in the South Pacific. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota. March 2017
  • Raymond Stoltenow, 90, BS ’52, pharmacy, owned and operated Ada Rexall Drug in Ada, Minnesota for 30 years. In retirement, he worked part-time for several pharmacies in the area. He lived in Ada. March 2017
  • Rev. Sebastian Schmidt, 82, MS ’69, educational administration, was ordained to the priesthood in 1960, and worked at schools in Bogota, Columbia. In 1999, he was named pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Glen Ullin, North Dakota, and later was appointed guest master at Assumption Abbey, Richardton, North Dakota. He lived in Richardton.  March 2017
  • Lawrence Bushey, 93, BS ’48, agriculture, was employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and then worked as a private land surveyor. He was a Navy veteran who served during World War II. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. March 2017
  • Robert Nelson, 75, BS ’65, mechanical engineering, was a mechanical engineer at John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, for 37 years. He held patents on a number of their product designs. He lived in Huxley, Iowa. March 2017
  • William Bickert, 79, BS ’59, MS ’60, agricultural engineering, served in numerous capacities as a professor within the agricultural engineering department at Michigan State University. He lived in Dewitt, Michigan. March 2017
  • Gordon Walhood, 96, BS ’41, civil engineering, was a registered professional engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He held positions in Texas, Tennessee and New Mexico. He lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  March 2017

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