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Category: Obituaries

  • Philip Rognlie, 96, MEd '49, human development and education, taught school served as principal in Dazey, North Dakota, before moving to Fargo where he taught at Central High School. He was named Fargo Teacher of the Year. He also was the North Dakota director of the National Education Association as well as administrator for the Veterans and Youth Education programs at NDSU. He was a Fulbright Scholar. He lived in Fargo.  June 2015
  • Lowell Syverson, 87, BS '51, mechanical engineering, worked for FWD, Minneapolis Moline, Bros and Caterpillar. A member of the Air Force Reserves, he retired as a captain in 1965. He lived in Minneapolis.  June 2015
  • George Judd, 61, MS '02, health, nutrition and exercise, was a teacher and coach before becoming an athletic trainer in Thief River Falls, Minnesota; Dickinson, North Dakota; and at Valley City State University. He lived in Valley City, North Dakota.  June 2015
  • Don W. Johnson, 82, MS '70, educational administration, was a math and science teacher in North Dakota and Montana. After 20 years of teaching, he farmed near Fingal, North Dakota. He lived in Valley City, North Dakota.  June 2015
  • Elizabeth (Lewis) Getz Odegaard, 88, BS '48, pharmacy, managed drugstores in Grafton, McVille, and Park River, North Dakota. She later purchased stores in Larimore and Devils Lake, North Dakota. She ran for the State House of Representatives and the State Senate in the 1970s. She lived in Fargo.  June 2015
  • Arvin Hagen, 80, BA '64, economics, worked 32 years for John Deere and Co. in Grenora, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot, North Dakota; Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Bloomington, Minnesota; and Moline, Illinois. In retirement, he helped establish the John Deere Collectors' Center in Moline. He lived in Fargo.  June 2015
  • Dr. Glenn Brown, 89, BS '50, pharmacy, earned a medical degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He served in Bottineau, North Dakota, and Halstad, Minnesota. He was chair of the local school board in Halstad. After retirement, he went on several medical missionary trips to Mexico. He lived in Moorhead.  June 2015
  • John Knowles, 82, MEd '64, human development and education, was a teacher and school administrator at Morris, Morgan, Elbow Lake and Alexandria, Minnesota. He was principal for Jefferson School in Alexandria when he retired. He lived in Alexandria, Minnesota.  June 2015
  • Betty (Gackle) Halvorson, 84, MEd '77, educational administration, was director of nursing at a Bismarck hospital before moving to Minot, where she taught at Trinity School of Nursing for 10 years. She taught at Minot State University's nursing department from 1980 until retirement in 1999. She lived in Northbrook, Illinois.  June 2015
  • Marvin Binek, 79, BS '59, mechanical engineering, worked at the White Sands Missile Range, where he retired after many years of service. His hobbies included Lionel trains, World War II aircraft and flying his own airplane. He lived in High Rolls, New Mexico.  June 2015

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