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Category: Obituaries

  • Brenda (Schritz) Cossette, 59, BS ’82 business administration and economics, held a number of human resources roles in Fargo, Moorhead, Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls. She was a member of the League of Minnesota Cities and a frequent contributor to HR News, HR Executive and HR Magazine as a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She also testified in front of Congress as an expert on the Family Medical Leave Act. She lived in Pelican Rapids, Minn.
  • Mary Jane Low, 85, BS ’49 arts and science, was society editor at the Bismarck, N.D., Tribune, taught English at Bismarck High School, sold real estate and worked as an interior designer. She also was a social services communications director and was editor of the “Case and Counsel” publication. She lived in Bismarck.
  • Karen (Krank) Gramlow, 70, BS ’65 food and nutrition, worked 30 years for various Veterans Administration offices in the northern California and as a certified diabetes educator for John Muir Health Services before retiring in 2004. She lived in Rio Vista, Calif.
  • Shirlene (Haner) Johnson, 71, BS ’64 bacteriology, worked in a variety of fields, including being a research chemist, microbiologist, licensed realtor, tax consultant and bookstore owner. She lived in West Fargo.
  • Duane Silseth, 69, MEd ’70 education administration, was an administrator, teacher and coach at Rolla and Arthur, N.D., and an elementary principal at Northern Cass School district. He lived in Fargo.
  • Daniel Tomanek, 52, BS ’91 mechanical engineering, was employed as a mechanical engineer at E.A.P.C., Altru Hospital and most recently at C.L. Linfoot in Grand Forks, N.D. He was a member of the North Dakota National Guard for 31 years, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He lived in Thompson, N.D.
  • Richard Hill, 81, BS ’54 sociology education and mathematics education, was a junior high principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools in Grand Forks, N.D., and director of a laboratory school at the University of Minnesota. The last 17 years of his professional career were spent as a professor at the University of North Dakota. He lived in Eugene, Ore.
  • DuWayne Jensen, 69, BS ’70 electrical and electronic engineering, worked at the design division of Mare Island Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif. He retired in 1991 after a 22-year career. He lived in Vallejo.
  • Gary Armstrong, 74, BS ’67 pharmacy, worked as a pharmacist and in 1987, purchased Bourbon Drug Store in Bourbon, Ind., which he owned and operated until 1993. He continued working there until he retired in 2000. He lived in Minot, N.D.
  • Ila (Jahnke) Coon, 91, BS ’44 , human development and education, was a member of the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Homemakers’ Club and Buffalo Historical Society, and Buffalo First Presbyterian Church. She lived in Buffalo, N.D.

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