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Category: Obituaries

  • Bryan Brierley, 90, BS ’50 economics, was employed in pharmaceutical sales and retired from Midwest Veterinary Supply Co. He lived in Moorhead.
  • Donald Bloomquist, 95, BS ’40 economics, was the former director of communications services for Southern States Cooperative. Prior to joining the cooperative, he edited weekly newspapers in Monticello, Minn., and Chatham, Va. He lived in Henrico, Va.
  • Aldrich C. Bloomquist, 91, honorary doctorate ’92 worked for the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers and American Crystal Sugar Co. for 30 years. Considered a leading expert on the United States sugar industry, he originated the publication of the Sugar Beet Growers magazine. He lived in Moorhead.
  • Margaret (O’Brien) Blazek, 87, BS ’47 home economics education, taught junior high school home economics in Madison Heights and Royal Oak, Mich. She lived in Fargo.
  • Theodore Bjerke, 98, BS ’39 soils, worked for the U.S Department of Agriculture. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He lived in Walla Walla, Wash.
  • William R. Bissell, 77, BS ’59 mechanical engineering, worked in Los Angeles at North American Aviation/Rockwell Co., which later became Rocketdyne, a division of Rockwell International. He worked on advanced technology for rocket programs, the Apollo programs and the Space Shuttle program. He was awarded three patents involving pumps in turbo machinery. He lived in Westlake Village, Calif.
  • Jay Bergquist, 76, BS ’63 speech, MEd ’66, education administration, worked for Dilworth-Glyndon Schools, Fargo Agassiz Junior High School and Fargo South High School. He retired in 1994. He lived in Fargo.
  • William “Bud” Bengson, 80, MEd ’69 education administration, was superintendent at Anamoose, N.D., until 1973. He moved to Minot, N.D., and opened an insurance agency for the crop hail division of Glacier General Insurance Co. In 1985, he joined Hartford Insurance Agency and continued with the company until his retirement in 1996. He lived in Minot.
  • Ardyth (Long) Bergh, 88, BS ’46 home economics education, had homes in Sharon, N.D., and Glendale, Ariz.
  • Elizabeth Anhorn, 58, MEd ’98 counseling and guidance, worked as a licensed addiction counselor. She worked at the Burdick Job Corps Center of Minot, N.D., and United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. She lived in Bismarck.

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