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Category: Obituaries

  • Orland Engebretson, 81, BS ’59 civil engineering, worked for Abbot/Arne/Schwindt Inc. in Moorhead for 35 years. Following retirement, he lived in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
  • Virginia (Nelson) DeRose, 94, BS ’40 textiles and clothing, art, lived in Japan, Hawaii, Paris and the Washington, D.C., area as the wife of an Air Force officer. After retirement, the couple moved to Satellite Beach, Fla.
  • Leland Delger, 87, BS ’51 civil engineering, was a structural engineer at the Los Angeles Unified School District in California. He lived in Fargo.
  • David DeLano, 63, BS ’74  pharmacy, worked in pharmacy related fields of hospital and retail pharmacy, long-term care facilities and with McKesson Corp., until his retirement in 2012. He lived in Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Ronello “Mel” Davis, 86, BS ’49 agricultural education, worked 30 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, where he rose through the ranks and retired as administrator. He lived in Yuma, Ariz.
  • William Day, 88, BS ’50 agricultural economics, worked for Great American Insurance, now called American Financial. He retired in 1990. He lived in Moorhead.
  • Thordis Katherine (Lee) Danielson, 92, BS ’49 home economics education, taught home economics in Sheyenne, N.D., and New Rockford, N.D., until 1973. She lived in West Fargo.
  • Harold Crosby Jr., 90, BArch ’48 architecture, was an architect in San Francisco as a principal with the firms of Masten and Hurd and then Gwathmey, Sellier and Crosby. He lived in San Francisco.
  • Kenneth Conroy, 77, BS ’58 electrical and electronic engineering, spent the majority of his working life in the Silicon Valley of California, retiring in 1995. He lived in Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • Colleen (Haider) Couture, 43, MEd ’11 counseling, was a counselor at Minot Public Schools Souris River Campus in Minot, N.D. She previously taught language arts and served as journalism, yearbook and senior class adviser and drama coach. She lived in Minot.

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