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Category: Obituaries

  • Jerome Horsager, 83, BS ’60 electrical and electronic engineering, spent his career developing and managing projects in aerospace, defense computer systems, cellular and wireless technologies. He worked for Control Data Corp., Storage Tek and Norand. He also co-founded Racotek, a company that developed wireless computer terminals. He was an Air Force veteran, and lived in Minneapolis.
  • Allyn Hart, 79, BS ’61 agricultural economics, had homes in Wales and Langdon, North Dakota.
  • Cynthia (Kelner) Lien, 65, BS ’75 medical technology, owned a farming operation with her husband. She was an avid runner who completed 20 half-marathons after the age of 57. She lived in Hoople, North Dakota.
  • Gary Carr, 89, MEd ’72, EDS ’80, MS ’81 secondary education, was a teacher, coach and administrator in Eureka, South Dakota; Battle Lake, Minnesota; Wahpeton, North Dakota; Ellendale, North Dakota; Remer, Minnesota; and Dilworth, Minnesota. He was an Air Force veteran who lived in Battle Lake.
  • Donald Voracek, 83, BS ’58 industrial engineering, worked for the United States Army Industrial Operations. He lived in Silvis, Illinois.
  • Doris (Dean) Martin, 94, BS ’46 home economics, taught at Washburn, North Dakota, High School, where she was the founder and charter adviser for the Future Homemakers of America chapter. She later was a homemaker, 4-H leader and Cub Scout den mother. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. 
  • James Kirkeide, 52, BS ’92 agriculture, was a farmer and owner of Kirkeide’s Northland Bean and Seed Co. in Fessenden, North Dakota. He was a member of the associations for the North Central Bean Dealers, Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers and North Dakota Dry Edible Bean and Seed. He lived in Fessenden.
  • Fred Sobering, 90, MS ’63 agricultural economics, was the retired NDSU associate dean of agriculture and Extension director. He lived in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • James Twetten, 73, BS ’67 economics, was an avid golfer who hosted the Golden Cup golf tournament in Minnesota and attended The Master’s each year for more than 30 years. He lived in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Harold Holte, 96, BS ’49 agricultural education, worked for First Bank, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Merchants Bank in Rugby, North Dakota; and the North Dakota Ag Mediation Services in the eastern part of the state. He lived in Grand Forks.

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