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  • Dolores (Strock) Sundet, 85, MA ’74, educational administration, was an educator for area schools, Coral Gables High School in Florida and Minot State University. She also owned an art and antique business called "D’s of Minot." She lived in Moorhead, Minnesota. December 2016
  • Kermit Quanbeck, 83, BS ’60, MS ’61, mechanical engineering, worked for Martin/Marietta Co. in Denver and Tucson, Arizona, and in the Titan Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program and the Apollo program for North American Space and Information Systems. He later was product and manufacturing manager for Raven, Industries, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After retirement, he taught with the American Production Inventory Control Society before forming KLQ Consulting. He lived in Sioux Falls.  December 2016
  • Eugene Ormberg, 84, BArch ’55, architecture, was a banking executive in Minnesota. He was vice president for First Bank in Worthington, president of First Bank in Lakefield and business development manager for First State Bank of Rushmore in Worthington. He lived in Willmar, Minnesota.  December 2016
  • Timothy Schneider, 63, BS ’76, pharmacy, owned and operated West Fargo Drug. He lived in West Fargo. December 2016
  • Wendal Cushing, 85, MS ’71, entomology, was an instructor of life science at the North Dakota School of Forestry in Bottineau, North Dakota. He later worked for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. He was a past president of the North Dakota Amateur Hockey Association and past commander of America Legion Post #42. He lived in Bottineau. December 2016
  • Geoffrey Sorenson, 62, BS ’75, animal science, worked with the USDA in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Luverne, Minnesota. He later worked for Walmart in Dilworth, Minnesota. He lived in Ada, Minnesota. December 2016
  • Duane Steen, 66, BS ’72, mechanical engineering, was director of new generation development for Montana Dakota Utilities. His career began with MDU in Sidney, Montana., as a results engineer and later plant manager at Lewis and Clark Station. He also was plant manager of Heskett Station in Mandan, North Dakota. He then transferred to MDU Power Production in Bismarck, where he held several positions developing coal-fired power plants and wind-power generation. He lived in Mercer, North Dakota, and Mesa, Arizona, December 2016
  • George Lansing, 71, BS ’68, physical education, was an educator in the Minneapolis Public Schools, teaching physical education and health at Nokomis, Standish, Ericsson and the School of Extended Learning. He was an assistant coach on Washburn's 1977 state championship football team. He lived in Bloomington, Minnesota.  December 2016
  • Odean Wenger, 75, BS’ 63, industrial engineering, worked as an industrial engineer for the U.S. government at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois, and in France and Germany. He also worked in Minneapolis for IBM, Super Valu, Minnetonka Labs and Target Corp. He retired in 2002. He lived in Plymouth, Minnesota. December 2016
  • Gregory Grooters, 56, MS ’95, secondary education, was principal of Sheyenne High School in West Fargo. Earlier in his career, he was a teacher at Fargo Shanley High School, West Fargo High School and Moorhead High School. He also coached track and cross country. He was named the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1989. He lived in Fargo. December 2016

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