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Category: Obituaries

  • Cathryn (Gronbeck) Jostad, 64, BS '74, history, taught briefly at the Kindred, North Dakota, schools and later, after her children were older, drove bus for 30 years. She raised and showed horses. She was a member of the North Dakota Arabian Horse Association, F-M Mounted Posse and North Dakota and Minnesota Pinto Horse Association. She lived in Kindred.  November 2015
  • Earl Olson, 82, MS '70, educational administration, was a teacher, counselor and assistant principal during his career in education. He worked at Kindred, Haynes and Wahpeton, North Dakota. He lived in Wahpeton. October 2015
  • Donald K. Nelsen, 71, BS '67, civil engineering, had a 32-year career as a project manager for Amoco, working on projects in Norway, Scotland, England and the U.S. He lived in Houston, Texas. October 2015
  • Ellend J. Palmer, 93, FS '40, was a co-founder of Group Health, an early insurance company that later became a major health insurance provider. He also was a salesman for Bell Telephone Yellow Pages and later joined his wife in her business, Accent Realty. He lived in Fargo. October 2015
  • Walter Ellis Bauer, 72, BS '65, mechanical engineering, retired in 2003 after a 38-year career with Hormel Foods, Austin, Minnesota. He lived in Austin. October 2015
  • Warren Hansen, 90, BS '50, animal science, was a farmer who served on many township and country boards. He lived in Valley City, North Dakota.  October 2015
  • Michael Boechler, 50, BS '87, psychology, was employed with IEM as director of research and development. He lived in in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. October 2015
  • Howard Howe, 89, BS '49, mechanical engineering, owned and operated Mandan Sheet Metal Works. He earned his private pilot's license and flew his own plane. He retired in 1991. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. October 2015
  • Victoria (Gilbert) Kuntz, 55, BS '85, PhD '90, chemistry, worked for the Glidden Co. in Ohio and UCB in Belgium, and later taught high school students in many cities, including Mandan North Dakota. She lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  October 2015
  • Harold Leverson, 92, BS '48, civil engineering, worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and helped with Garrison Dam project and building missile silos in Wyoming. He lived in Austin, Texas.  October 2015

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