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Category: Obituaries

  • John Sobolik, 56, BS '88, pharmacy, loved to travel and visited seven continents. He lived in Arizona and Massachusetts before he moved to Portland, Oregon.  April 2016
  • Winona (Anderson) Olson, 85, BS' 52, textiles and clothing, taught school in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and then became a homemaker. She was a substitute teacher for many years for the Fargo schools. She lived in rural Lake Park, Minnesota.  March 2016
  • Patricia (Potter) Johnson, 70, MEd '98, counseling and guidance, and taught high school English, speech and drama at Wishek and Tower City, North Dakota. She later was a school counselor. She lived in Park Rapids, Minnesota. March 2016
  • Kenneth Silha, 69, BS '68, agricultural economics, was a farmer and rancher. He also worked with Nodak Mutual Insurance as an agent and a registered securities representative. He lived in Bowman, North Dakota.  March 2016
  • Andrew Vanvig, 93, BS '42, agricultural economics, was a professor emeritus for the University of Wyoming. He served as the agricultural economics department head for 25 years. In 1972, he was listed in Outstanding Educators of America. He was president of the Western Agricultural Economics Association and chair of the Western Agricultural Economics Research Council. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  March 2016
  • Ronald Dosch , 70, BA '67, social science, was an active member of the Elks Lodge, the Shriners and the Knights of Columbus. He lived in Lincoln, Nebraska.  March 2016
  • Leland J. Olson, 57, BS '81, agricultural economics, participated in the family farm enterprise and was a county assessor. He also was director on the New Century Ag board since 1999. He lived in rural Fortuna, North Dakota. March 2016
  • Jason Moszer, 33, BS '09, criminal justice, was a Fargo police officer who was killed in the line of duty. He served with the Minnesota Army National Guard as a combat medic for eight years, with deployments in Bosnia and Iraq. He was an active member of the Gunslingers Motorcycle Club. He lived in Sabin, Minnesota. March 2016
  • Gary Bracht, 62, BS' 81, civil engineering, worked for the North Dakota State Health Department in the water quality control division for 28 years. He later worked for the Burleigh Country highway department. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. March 2016
  • Harold Madson, 92, BS '49, mechanical engineering, was president of Border States Electric Supply Co., Fargo, and retired in 1985 as board chair. At the time of his retirement, the company had eight branches in a tri-state area and has since grown to some 80 locations in the central and western regions of the country. He lived in Petaluma, California.  March 2016

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