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Category: Obituaries

  • Lola (Card) Peterson, 90, BS ’48, home economics, owned and operated, along with her husband, Peterson Funeral Home in Enderlin, North Dakota. They retired in 1990. She lived in Grand Junction, Colorado. July 2016
  • Francis Koch, 73, MS ’69, chemistry, was a chemist at the North Dakota Health Department and a teacher at schools in Center Edgeley, and Mandan, North Dakota. He later taught chemistry at Bismarck State College. He was recognized by the Valley City State College Alumni Association in 2001 and received the Alumnus of the Year Award at Bismarck State College in 1998. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  July 2016
  • Mildred (Bednar) Dummer, 91, BS ’49, home economics education, was a teacher in McIntosh, North Dakota, and later a homemaker. She lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  July 2016
  • John R. Challey, 86, MS ’55, zoology, was a scientist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He also developed methods to control parasites and diseases in the poultry industry. During retirement, he was strong supporter of Audubon Dakota and the Nature Conservancy. He lived in Fargo. July 2016
  • Wayne Scott, 77, BS ’65, MS ’67, pharmacy, worked for the U.S. government in pharmacy and drug enforcement for many years, and also was an officer in the Air Force Reserve. A Korean and Vietnam veteran, he completed 12 years in the Air Force and Reserve and a total of 34 years of government service. He was a three-year letter winner for the Bison in baseball. He lived in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. July 2016
  • Paula (Emerson) Helland, 64, BS ’76, pharmacy, worked at various North Dakota pharmacies in Valley City, Lisbon, Enderlin, LaMoure, Oakes, Mercy Hospital and Jamestown Hospital; and consulted for nursing homes in Edgeley, LaMoure, and Oakes. She lived in Kathryn, North Dakota.  July 2016
  • Glen Statler, 78, former faculty member, joined NDSU’s Department of Plant Pathology in 1969 and became department chair in 1988. He continued in the chair position until his retirement in 2004. His research was in host parasite genetics of wheat leaf rust and flax rust. He worked with plant breeders for varietal development, and was published extensively on host resistance and host-parasite interactions. He lived in Fargo. June 2016
  • Vernon Wagner, 89, BS ’49, pharmacy, worked for the North Dakota Medical Association and retired as the executive director in 1994. Earlier in his career, he was the managing partner at Clinic Pharmacy until 1967. He was a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives for 20 years and was a staff member for Gov. Ed Schafer. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. June 2016
  • Scott Long, 50, BS ’89, business administration, was an information technology professional at Fiserv. He lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. June 2016
  • Roland Senechal, 83, BS ’60, agricultural mechanization, operated the family farm north of Drake, North Dakota. He was an active 4-H leader for more than 30 years. He lived in Drake.  June 2016

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