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Category: Obituaries

  • Thomas G. Garske, 65, BS '73, economics, was a successful entrepreneur. He also was a U.S. military veteran. He lived in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. June 2015
  • Harlan Klefstad, 85, BS' 52, business administration, had a long career in banking. He retired as president of the Sargent County Bank in 1993, and continued as board chair. He served as mayor of Forman, North Dakota, and was a member of the North Dakota Bankers board. He was a Marine Corps veteran and a member of the American Legion. He lived in Forman. June 2015
  • Joseph Weigel, 66, BA '69, arts and science, was a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 31 years. He previously taught at a school for gifted children in Bellflower, California. He lived in Los Angeles.  June 2015
  • Zelda (Gilbertson) Zimmerman, 69, BS '68, textiles and clothing, worked for the State Extension Service in New York and later in Kansas. She moved to Oregon to continue her education and worked as a graduate research assistant at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She lived in Philomath, Oregon. June 2015
  • Dash Comford, 87, BS '50, agricultural engineering, was a partner and later owner of the International Harvester dealership in Wildrose, North Dakota. He retired in 1990, and then farmed in the Wildrose area. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  June 2015
  • Tracy (Christensen) Kuehl, 58, AD '78, nursing, worked as a registered nurse in Fargo until her retirement in 2013. She lived in Glyndon, Minnesota.  June 2015
  • Mary (Broderick) Lundeen, 84, BS '52, English education, taught in Fort Morgan, Colorado, before marrying and moving to Fergus Falls, Minnesota. She lived in Tucson, Arizona.  June 2015
  • Betty (Anderson) Johnson Hewitt, 86, BA '91, English, worked at A. Leslie Law in Forman, North Dakota, after graduation. She and her husband then operated a farm on the Sargent-Ransom county line in North Dakota. She also worked for the Melroe Co., J & M Printing, the Teller and the Gazette. In 1995, she was Sargent County's first elected female county commissioner. She lived in Moorhead.   June 2015
  • Kathleen (Sunderland) McMerty, 99, BS '68, arts and science, taught school in Nekoma and Crystal, North Dakota. She and her husband moved to Fargo to raise their nine children. She was a Campfire Girl leader, 4-H leader, Cub Scout den mother and school volunteer. She was president, secretary and treasurer for the Red River Valley Homemakers; and president, secretary and treasurer for the Railway Mail Clerks Auxiliary. She lived in Moorhead.  June 2015
  • Clyde Sayler, 92, MS '75, human development and education, taught in Golden Valley, North Dakota for 16 years and then taught in Mandan, North Dakota, until his retirement. He lived in Mandan. June 2015

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