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Category: Obituaries

  • Shirley (Skonnord) McInnes, 89, BS ’49, home economics education, was a retired school teacher who lived in Valley City, North Dakota. June 2016
  • Robert Mutchler, 82, BArch ’55, architecture, built an architectural and engineering firm. He also was a jet pilot and instructor pilot for the U.S. Air Force and flew with the North Dakota Air National Guard. An avid sportsman and fishing outfitter, he lived in Fargo. June 2016
  • John Landsiedel, 80, MS ’68, educational administration, was a counselor and assistant principal in the Minot Public Schools for 23 years. Earlier in his career, he was a teacher and coach at Bishop Ryan Catholic Schools and a school counselor for the Upper Des Lacs guidance program in Kenmare and Lignite, North Dakota, He lived in Minot, North Dakota. June 2016
  • Roiann Baird, 51, BS ’88, history, was the the James A. Michener-Endowed Archivist at the University of Northern Colorado library from1999 to 2003. She also was an archives specialist for the North Dakota State Historical Society and an archives historian for the North Dakota Library Association. She lived in Lead, South Dakota. May 2016
  • Norma (Steinmeyer) Finnie, 91, BS ’47, economics, English, was active in the St. Luke's Auxiliary, PEO and Woman's Club of Fargo. She lived in Fargo.  May 2016
  • Linda Lottes, 63, BA ’76, sociology-criminal justice, volunteered for many years at Dakota Hospital in Fargo. She lived in Glyndon, Minnesota. May 2016
  • Richard Broschat, 87, BS ’49, mechanical engineering, was an oilman whose career spanned 60 years and three oil booms. He worked for Hess Corp. for 23 years in North Dakota, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He later founded his own consulting firm, Broschat Engineering and Management Services. He was inducted into the North Dakota Petroleum Council Hall of Fame and served on the Interstate Oil Commission. He lived in Williston, North Dakota. May 2016
  • William G. Nelson, 90, BS ’49, mechanical engineering, worked for Boeing his entire career, retiring in 1987. He lived in Redmond, Washington.  May 2016
  • Gene Nicholsen, 77, BS ’62, industrial engineering, spent the first half of his career in the electronics industry working for Collins Radio in Anamosa, Iowa; Honeywell in Minneapolis; and Control Data in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The second half of his career was as a health care management engineer, working at Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska; East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas; and St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo. He retired from American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead, Minnesota. He lived in Moorhead. May 2016
  • David Walsh, 76, MS ’64, biochemistry, PhD ’69, cereal science, was a retired food scientist, professor and consultant to the food industry. He was a recipient of The Greater North Dakota Association’s Award for Science and Industry. He also was a scuba and rescue diver. He lived in Hollywood, South Carolina.  May 2016

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