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Category: Obituaries

  • Thomas Larson, 81, BS ’55 civil engineering, worked as an engineer for the North Dakota Department of Transportation until 1961 and then continued working for construction companies as an estimator and supervisor. Until recently, he was doing engineering work for a large California fruit and vegetable farm on a part-time basis. He lived in Ventura, Calif.
  • Daniel Lamb, 46, BS ’91 business administration, was a computer technician for Lamb Plastic Surgery. He lived in Fargo.
  • Louise (Johnson) Olson, 91, BS ’44 home economics education, taught at Wyndmere, New Salem and Williston, N.D., Fergus Falls, Minn., and Maryville, Mo. She also served on the Wyndmere School Board for nine years, the North Dakota State Advisory Council for Vocational Education for six, was North Dakota Home Economics Association president in 1977 and worked as an educator in home economics at NDSU. She lived in Wahpeton, N.D.
  • Larry Wilkinson, 71, BS ’64 economics, started his career at the Fargo Job Service office. He later took positions at the University of North Dakota and NDSU, retiring in 2001. He lived in Fargo.
  • Kenneth E. Neumann, 94, BA ’41 economics, was a retired accountant for Neumann & Pickett. He lived in Fergus Falls, Minn.
  • 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.

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