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Category: Obituaries

  • William Vollan, 81, MS '86, educational administration, was an Army veteran who taught at numerous locations, including Mandan, North Dakota, and Thief River Falls, Minnesota. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota June 2015
  • Kenneth Fuhrman, 79, BS '59, agricultural education, was a teacher at Velva, Tappen and New Rockford, North Dakota. He later worked for the Tri-County Electric Cooperative for more than 30 years. He lived in Fargo. June 2015
  • Kenneth Hoefs, 80, BS '58, mechanical engineering, had a long career with Boeing, retiring as director of airplane performance and airworthiness. An active jogger, he jogged more than 27,000 miles during a 22-year span. He lived in Bellevue, Washington.  June 2015
  • Alvin Reich, 60, BS '77, mechanical engineering, was a dairy farmer. He lived in Medina, North Dakota.  June 2015
  • Tommy Stromberg, 64, BS '76, animal science, had a career in agriculture and the cattle industry in several locations across the United States and Canada. He lived in Manhattan, Montana. June 2015
  • Timothy Nordquist, 64, BS '73, agricultural education, worked for the Morton County Extension Service, as the assistant administrator for the North Dakota Wheat Commission and as an agronomist for the Farmers Union Elevator. He was a member of the Wall of Fame at the Garrison, North Dakota, Golf Course and was a member of the Garrison Fire Department. He lived in Garrison. June 2015
  • Virgil Ishaug, 81, BS '62, arts and science, was an auditor for more than 40 years. An Air Force veteran, he was a member of the American Legion. He lived in Fridley, Minnesota. June 2015
  • Francis A. Schirmer Jr., 86, BS '58, mechanical engineering, worked for the Shell Oil Co. before joining Koch Industries of Pine Bend, Minnesota. He lived in Burnsville, Minnesota. May 2015
  • Lowell W. Syverson, 87, BS '57, mechanical engineering, worked for FWD, Minneapolis Moline and Caterpillar. He was a retired captain in the Air Force Reserve. He lived in Minneapolis. May 2015
  • Don W. Johnson, 82, MS '70, educational administration, was a teacher and school principal in Montana before returning to North Dakota to operate a farm. He lived in Valley City, North Dakota. May 2015

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