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Category: Obituaries

  • Michael Kellen, 66, BS '70, electrical and electronic engineering, had a 30-year career with Hewlett Packard, including being manager of medical and electronic devices at the company. He was a member of the Power Squadron on Lake Minnetonka and the Minnetonka Country Club. He later became a realtor and lived in Cape Coral, Florida. January 2016
  • James Lindseth, 67, BS '89, civil engineering, worked for the State Water Commission for 24 years before retiring in 2014. He was an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 11 and a longtime member of the Flickertail Wood Carvers Club. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. January 2016
  • James Breyer, 79, BS '58, arts and science, worked for Insurance Services Office as a fire risk inspector from 1959 until his retirement in 1994. He lived in Fargo. January 2016
  • Gail (Larson) Tillotson, 73, MEd '98, counseling and guidance, owned and operated Mr. T's women's clothing store in Fargo with her husband until his death in 1985. She also worked as a medical technologist at Fargo Clinic until 1993. She lived in Fargo. January 2016
  • Donna (O'Connell) Seaburg, 69, BS '69, home economics, along with her husband, Tom, bought Galehouse Drug in Carrington, North Dakota. During the next 32 years, their business grew to include four drug stores. She was a member of the Carrington Health Center Auxiliary. She lived in Carrington. January 2016
  • Paul Breyer, 88, BArch '51, architecture, worked with North American Aeronautical Research as an airframe stress analyst in Downey, California, and later designed petrochemical building structures, commercial and industrial buildings in the Colorado area. In 1973, he opened a consulting engineering office in Fargo. He lived in Lake Park, Minnesota.  January 2016
  • Daniel Reckard, 45, BS '93, construction management, worked for D.J. Kranz Co. for 22 years, and coached baseball and hockey for St. Michael-Albertville, Minnesota. He lived in St. Michael, Minnesota.  January 2016
  • Darin Egge, 47, BS '92, sociology/criminal justice, worked on crab and fishing boats in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska for a time following graduation. He later was a 21-year member of the Minot, North Dakota, Police Department, where he was commander of the SWAT team. In 2005 he was selected as the department's Employee of the Year. He lived in Minot.  January 2016
  • Kent Pelton, 63, BS '74, MS '85, agricultural education, was a vocational agriculture teacher at Watford City High School, retiring in 2009. For a time, he also was a county Extension agent. He was a longtime member of the Watford City Lions' Club, and he taught hunter safety for more than 30 years. He lived in Watford City, North Dakota. January 2016
  • Michael Backsen, 74, BS '66, electrical and electronic engineering, worked at the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico for 34 years. He lived in Buena Vista, Colorado.  January 2016

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