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  • Mary (Broderick) Lundeen, 84, BS '52, English education, taught in Fort Morgan, Colorado, before marrying and moving to Fergus Falls, Minnesota. She lived in Tucson, Arizona.  June 2015
  • Betty (Anderson) Johnson Hewitt, 86, BA '91, English, worked at A. Leslie Law in Forman, North Dakota, after graduation. She and her husband then operated a farm on the Sargent-Ransom county line in North Dakota. She also worked for the Melroe Co., J & M Printing, the Teller and the Gazette. In 1995, she was Sargent County's first elected female county commissioner. She lived in Moorhead.   June 2015
  • Kathleen (Sunderland) McMerty, 99, BS '68, arts and science, taught school in Nekoma and Crystal, North Dakota. She and her husband moved to Fargo to raise their nine children. She was a Campfire Girl leader, 4-H leader, Cub Scout den mother and school volunteer. She was president, secretary and treasurer for the Red River Valley Homemakers; and president, secretary and treasurer for the Railway Mail Clerks Auxiliary. She lived in Moorhead.  June 2015
  • Clyde Sayler, 92, MS '75, human development and education, taught in Golden Valley, North Dakota for 16 years and then taught in Mandan, North Dakota, until his retirement. He lived in Mandan. June 2015
  • Philip Rognlie, 96, MEd '49, human development and education, taught school served as principal in Dazey, North Dakota, before moving to Fargo where he taught at Central High School. He was named Fargo Teacher of the Year. He also was the North Dakota director of the National Education Association as well as administrator for the Veterans and Youth Education programs at NDSU. He was a Fulbright Scholar. He lived in Fargo.  June 2015
  • Lowell Syverson, 87, BS '51, mechanical engineering, worked for FWD, Minneapolis Moline, Bros and Caterpillar. A member of the Air Force Reserves, he retired as a captain in 1965. He lived in Minneapolis.  June 2015
  • George Judd, 61, MS '02, health, nutrition and exercise, was a teacher and coach before becoming an athletic trainer in Thief River Falls, Minnesota; Dickinson, North Dakota; and at Valley City State University. He lived in Valley City, North Dakota.  June 2015
  • Don W. Johnson, 82, MS '70, educational administration, was a math and science teacher in North Dakota and Montana. After 20 years of teaching, he farmed near Fingal, North Dakota. He lived in Valley City, North Dakota.  June 2015
  • Elizabeth (Lewis) Getz Odegaard, 88, BS '48, pharmacy, managed drugstores in Grafton, McVille, and Park River, North Dakota. She later purchased stores in Larimore and Devils Lake, North Dakota. She ran for the State House of Representatives and the State Senate in the 1970s. She lived in Fargo.  June 2015
  • Arvin Hagen, 80, BA '64, economics, worked 32 years for John Deere and Co. in Grenora, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot, North Dakota; Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Bloomington, Minnesota; and Moline, Illinois. In retirement, he helped establish the John Deere Collectors' Center in Moline. He lived in Fargo.  June 2015

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