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Category: Obituaries

  • Frederick Thomasson, 69, BS ’69, agricultural education, was a shop and agriculture teacher for 31 years at Park River, North Dakota, High School. He lived in West Fargo. October 2016
  • Margaret (Biever) Lerner, 85, BS ’53, dietetics, was employed by Harper Hospital in Detroit, and later at a hospital in Boise, Idaho. She lived in Spokane, Washington.  October 2016
  • Clare (Carlson) Angell, 96, diploma ’41, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, spent the majority of her long nursing career at Bismarck Hospital and Medcenter One in Bismarck, North Dakota. She was active in the Order of Eastern Star and the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony. She lived in St. Paul, Minnesota. October 2016
  • Arlene (Simonson) Sussex, 83, BS ’55, home economics education, was the organist for Hope Congregational Church for many years, and taught piano and sewing. She was involved with Sons of Norway, Order of the Easter Star and the Study Club of Fargo. She lived in Fargo. September 2016
  • Gregory Reep, 63, BS ’75, civil engineering, had a 41-year career with Texaco and Chevron. He created an innovative computer program, wrote a manual for the company and led international teams. He lived in Orono, Minnesota. September 2016
  • Donald Windingland, 65, BS ’74, agricultural economics, worked as a trainer at the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton, North Dakota, until retiring in 2013. He lived in Grafton.  September 2016
  • JoAnn (Hedner) Easton, 85, Diploma ’51, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, worked at Medcenter One in Bismarck, North Dakota, and later was active with the hospital’s auxiliary. She lived in Bismarck.  September 2016
  • Paul Gravel, 81, MEd ’78, educational administration, was a teacher and administrator for the Fargo schools, retiring as co-principal of Agassiz Junior High School. He officiated collegiate football and basketball games. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Am-Vets. He lived in Fargo. September 2016
  • Jeffrey Ridl, 65, MEd ’89, counseling and guidance, worked at West Central Human Service Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. He helped build the family home on a farm-ranch near Dickinson, North Dakota. He lived in Hebron, North Dakota. September 2016
  • Keith Keidel, 81, MS ’69, educational administration, was a teacher and administrator for the Bismarck Public Schools during a 33-year career. He lived in Mandan, North Dakota.  September 2016

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