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Category: Obituaries

  • Allen Braaten, 76, BS ’80 university studies, was a civil engineer with the North Dakota Highway Department, retiring in 1992. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.
  • Brian Trambley, 79, BS ’61, MS ’63 electrical and electronic engineering, was a design engineer who worked on the radio communication system for the Apollo Space Program. He later was a faculty member at Iowa State University and dean of the Clarinda campus of Iowa Western Community College. He then opened The Recruiter Inc., a personnel consulting company. He lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Edith (Arenson) Dawson, 92, BS ’49 textiles and clothing, was a homemaker who was active in Junior League and PTA. She was active in her church as president of Presbyterian Women and as a deacon. She lived in Fargo.
  • Ray Pladson, 79, BS ’65 economics, worked for Boeing Co. in Seattle as an airline analyst and later had a 22-year career with Butler Machinery Co. of Fargo. He retired in 1998 as the company’s agricultural marketing manager. He was an Army veteran who lived in Fargo.
  • Mary (Antes) Fike, 84, MEd ’66 education, was employed in the nursing field at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, and at hospitals in Fargo; Minneapolis; Grundy Center, Iowa; Mankato, Minnesota; and Dubuque, Iowa, until 1976. She was an active member of the American Motorcyclist Association and the Christian Motorcyclist Association. She lived in Easton, Maryland.
  • Ardith (Wiley) Braaten, 89, MS ’69 food and nutrition, was an Extension home economist for Ransom County and later taught introductory foods and meal management courses at NDSU until 1976. She lived in Fargo.
  • Thomas Medd, 74, BS ’66 agricultural economics, had a 45-year career working for agricultural commodities trading companies around the world. He retired from CHS in 2013 as senior vice president of corporate risk management. He lived in North Oaks, Minnesota.
  • Mary (Wanner) Whitmer, 89, BS ’53 human development and education, was an Extension agent in Adams County, and later was a substitute teacher. She lived in Hettinger, North Dakota.
  • Roger Diehl, 82, BS ’59 agricultural mechanization, was a third-generation farmer on the family farm and taught for many years at the Crookston Agricultural School. He served on the NODAK Electric board of directors for more than 40 years He lived in Hillsboro, North Dakota.
  • Margaret Brunelle, 66, Diploma ’85 MedCenter One School of Nursing, worked as a nurse in the ICU at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck, North Dakota. She lived in Mandan, North Dakota.

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