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  • Patrick Triggs, 70, BS ’69, business administration, was a banker with Dakota National Bank, Fargo, and Northwestern Bank in Dilworth, Minnesota. He lived in Fargo. May 2016
  • Duane Maas, 76, BS ’61, MS ’69, mathematics, worked for several companies, including Remington Rand Univac, Aerojet-General, Control Data, Sperry Univac and Lockheed Martin. In 1982, he founded Office Information Systems, a staffing business. In the early 1980s, he and his business partner designed and built the first automated coin-counting machine for the blind using voice-synthesis technology. He lived in Bloomington, Minnesota. May 2016
  • Twila (Watterud) Palmer, 85, BS ’52, home economics education, was a County Extension Agent, high school teacher and part-owner of a sewing machine shop. She lived in Spokane, Washington. May 2016
  • Lyndon Drewlow, 72, BS '65, horticulture, earned his doctorate in floriculture at the University of Minnesota and went on to work for plant companies in California and Ohio. He developed New Guinea Impatient, poinsettias and kalanchoes, and earned several patents for his work. He was known as "Dr. Point" and the developer of the Polar Bear poinsettia. He lived in Lompoc, California. April 2016
  • Dolores (Dickinson) Carson, 85, BS '75, social science, worked in the Fargo Public School System as a teacher's aide and substitute teacher, and as an interviewer at Job Service of North Dakota. She lived in Fargo.  April 2016
  • Steven Melby, 56, BS '81, construction management, started Melby Construction Services in 1995 and later owned NB Innovations. He was a past president of the Grand Forks Home Builders Association and the North Dakota Association of Home Builders. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  April 2016
  • Loren Potter, 97, BS '40, botany, was an NDSU faculty member from 1948-58 and then chaired the biology department at the University of New Mexico from 1958-72. He retired in 1985. He lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 2016
  • Curtis Peterson, 73, MS '68, educational administration, was superintendent of schools in Oriska, Litchville and Linton, North Dakota. In 1976, he became executive vice president for the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  April 2016
  • Wilma (Goetz) Freise, 81, Diploma '56, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, had a long nursing career in Bismarck, North Dakota, working at Bismarck Hospital and Baptist Home long-term care facility. She also was a refresher course coordinator and geriatric nurse aide workshop coordinator for the North Dakota Nurses’ Association. She lived in Sun City West, Arizona. April 2016
  • Girish Budhwar, 54, MS '91, applied statistics, worked nearly 20 years as an analyst, first at the Department of Human Services and later at the Department of Public Instruction. He was the lead analyst on the team that revised the foundation aid payments for public education in North Dakota. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  April 2016

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