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Category: Obituaries

  • Margaret (Pfeffer) Muus, 95, BS ’39 English education, was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve before working at the Department of Education as an attorney for the Veteran's Administration. She lived in Minot, N.D.
  • R.F. "Tod" Gunkelman Jr., 90, BS ’47 agronomy, was a vice president for R.F. Gunkelman & Sons and later managed the Agway elevator in Grandin, N.D. He also founded Red River Commodities and built a sunflower processing plant in Fargo. He was among the original members of NDSU Team Makers and received the NDSU Heritage Award from the Alumni Association. He lived in Fargo.
  • Joseph Peltier, 84, BS ’51 education administration, was with Arthur Farmers Elevator/Arthur Companies where he held several positions, including general manager, vice president and board member. He also was vice president of Interstate Seed and Grain, a board member for Great Plains Software and St. Luke’s Hospital and a sales associate with Braaten and Qualey Real Estate. A former state legislator, he also served on the State Board of Higher Education. He and his wife, Norma, have been major contributors to the NDSU Development Foundation for such projects as the Peltier Endowment for Innovation in Teaching, Don Larew Scholarship, Jessamine Slaughter Burgum Scholarship and Joe Peltier Scholarship for Risk Management. He lived in Fargo.
  • Leo Peterson, 77, BS ’58 electrical and electronic engineering, worked for Unisys, Vern's TV Clinic, and Heathkit Electronics Store. He lived in Cottage Grove, Minn.
  • Philip Brua, 88, BS ’50 mechanical engineering, retired after 44 years with the Portland Cement Association as a civil engineer. He was a Free Mason and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He lived in Zionsville, Ind.
  • Connie (Provolt) Springsted, 72, BS ’63 home economics education, taught food and nutrition classes at the Minot, N.D., YWCA, and later was a nutritionist at the First District Health Unit for the Women, Infants and Children program. She also was a nutritionist for the Minot Commission on Aging. She lived in Minot.
  • Richard P. “Pat” Schmidt, 56, BUS ’82 university studies, worked at the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office from 1989 until his retirement in 2012. He received the Adolpho Sanchez Line Officer of the Year Award, Central Region in 2006. He also received the Richard F. Doyle Award, the highest honor for a United States probation officer. He lived in Bismarck, N.D.
  • Francis “Frank” Daniel, 95, BS ’43 agricultural education, lived in Eagan, Minn.
  • Randall Ness, 51, BS ’84 business administration, was employed by EDS/HP, and most recently by IBM. He belonged to Rackers Home Brew Club and enjoyed brewing beer and making wine. He lived in Howard, Wis.
  • Gary Andersen, 68, BS ’67 mathematics, was an Air Force pilot in Vietnam and England, and later was an airline pilot for National Airlines, Pan American and Unite Airlines. He lived in Lakewood, Colo.

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