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Category: Obituaries

  • William A. Nelson, 75, BS ’61 civil engineering, was a highway engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He retired in 2000. He lived in Ames, Iowa.
  • Henry Ness, 95, BS ’41 agriculture, was a county agent in the North Dakota communities of Stanley, LaMoure and Fargo, before turning to a career in banking. He Joined Fargo National Bank in 1959, retiring in 1982. He was a past-president of the North Dakota Bankers Association and also served on the Ninth District Federal Reserve Board from 1980-82. He lived in Fargo.
  • Heather (Heid) Nelsen, 39, BS ’96 psychology, worked for the Bemidji Regional Interdistrict Council as a school psychologist for 13 years. She lived in Bemidji, Minn.
  • Dean Morford, 82, BS ’53  education administration, had a 26-year career in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1979. He lived in Salinas, Calif.
  • Raymond Meyer, 73, BS ’63 animal science, was a farmer and rancher in the Elgin, N.D., area. He also served four terms in the North Dakota House of Representatives and was part owner of the Meyer Café in Flasher, N.D. He lived in Morristown, S.D.
  • Gale Monson, 99, BS ’34 botany and zoology, spent his professional life working for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Soil Conservation Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He is known as one of the authors of “The Birds of Arizona,” as well as “The Desert Bighorn,” “The Birds of Sonora” and “The Annotated Checklist of Arizona Birds.” He lived in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Valrae (Thomas) Miller, 61, BS ’74 physical education, worked as a radiation therapist in the cancer care center at Avera-St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, S.D., for 24 years. She lived in Aberdeen.
  • Richard Menga, 70, BArch ’66 architecture, worked for architectural firms in Washington, D.C., and the Maryland area. He worked on projects in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Nigeria. He lived in Seattle.
  • Thomas Meckler, 69, BUS ’81 university studies, worked for the Fargo Police Department for more than 21 years as a patrol officer and detective sergeant, retiring in 1994. He moved to Bismarck where he worked for AKAL Security and was a court security officer at the Federal Building until his death.
  • Richard McMahan, 84, BS ’52 arts and science, was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and served as assistant inspector general. He served two tours in Vietnam and earned the Bronze Star. He later taught high school history in Lake Park, Minn. He lived in Moorhead, Minn.

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