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Category: Obituaries

  • Candace (Henke) Collins, 64, BS '74, social science, was a North Dakota music teacher at Esmond School, Bell School and Sawyer High School for more than 20 years. She lived in Sawyer, North Dakota. July 2015
  • Mitch Felchle, 66, BA '70, history, spent more than 25 years with Lutheran Brotherhood/Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 company. He led five startup operations, serving as president of two subsidiary companies. He lived in Driggs, Idaho. July 2015
  • Joan (McCollor) Hovdestad, 81, MEd '79, , educational administration, taught in the Fargo Public Schools for 38 years. She lived in Moorhead, Minnesota. July 2015
  • Sharon Connell-Rick, 44, MBA '06, business administration, was senior vice president of human resources at TMI Hospitality Group. She previously was vice president of human resources for Essentia Health in the west region. She lived in West Fargo, North Dakota. July 2015
  • Val Gerard Tareski, 73, BS '63, MS '69, electrical and electronic engineering, was a member of the NDSU faculty for 43 years. He was an avid amateur radio operator and a volunteer member of the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Team. He lived in Reile’s Acres, North Dakota.  July 2015
  • Val Gerard Tareski, 73, BS '63, MS '69, electrical and electronic engineering, was a member of the NDSU faculty for 43 years. He was an avid amateur radio operator and a volunteer member of the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Team. He lived in Reile’s Acres, North Dakota.  July 2015
  • Thomas G. Garske, 65, BS '73, economics, was a successful entrepreneur. He also was a U.S. military veteran. He lived in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. June 2015
  • Harlan Klefstad, 85, BS' 52, business administration, had a long career in banking. He retired as president of the Sargent County Bank in 1993, and continued as board chair. He served as mayor of Forman, North Dakota, and was a member of the North Dakota Bankers board. He was a Marine Corps veteran and a member of the American Legion. He lived in Forman. June 2015
  • Joseph Weigel, 66, BA '69, arts and science, was a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 31 years. He previously taught at a school for gifted children in Bellflower, California. He lived in Los Angeles.  June 2015
  • Zelda (Gilbertson) Zimmerman, 69, BS '68, textiles and clothing, worked for the State Extension Service in New York and later in Kansas. She moved to Oregon to continue her education and worked as a graduate research assistant at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She lived in Philomath, Oregon. June 2015

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