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  • Allen Lindseth, 65, BS '73, agricultural mechanization, was a farmer who also worked for Rain and Hail Insurance as a crop adjuster. He later worked for AgStar Financial Services as a senior insurance sales specialist.  He lived in St. Joseph, Minnesota.  October 2015
  • Raymond Meinhardt, 82, BS '59, mechanical engineering, had engineering positions with Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and he designed radio antennas in Dallas. He also designed the exterior structure of the Alvin deep sea submersible, famous for finding the Titanic, while working for General Mills in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Later he designed wind tunnel components for Fluidyne and ASE in St. Paul, Minnesota. October 2015
  • Donald Caswell, 81, BS '61, electrical and electronic engineering, was an active duty and reserve officer for 35 years. He also was a radio-controlled airplane enthusiast. He lived in Sebring, Florida.  October 2015
  • Stanley Roningen, 81, BS '60, agronomy, worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Services in South Dakota before returning to his home area to begin a long career in farming. He lived in Nielsville, Minnesota. October 2015
  • Odell Johnson, 83, MS '66, entomology, worked as an entomologist at the bioscience research lab for the USDA from 1965-97. He lived in Fargo. October 2015
  • Stanley Morrison, 84, BS '56, economics, worked for several different life insurance companies. His jobs took his family from North Dakota to Minnesota to Ohio to Kansas and Illinois. He lived in Carmel, Indiana. October 2015
  • Earl Williams, 79, BS '58, civil engineering, worked for the United States Forest Service as a civil engineer and retired in 1995 after 37 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He lived in Butte, Montana. October 2015
  • Ralph Torson, 90, MS '68, educational administration, was a teacher and school administrator in Ayr, North Dakota, and Dilworth, Minnesota. He later was a librarian at Ben Franklin Junior High School for more than 30 years. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.  October 2015
  • Michael "Skip" Schipper, 69, BFA '74, drama, was a post commander and district commander of American Legion Post 35. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry. He lived in Jeffersonville, Indiana. October 2015
  • Douglas Toliver, 63, BS '76, physical education, was manager of the Old Broadway in Fargo and later managed restaurants across the country. He lived in Fargo.  October 2015

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