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Category: Obituaries

  • James Olson, 61, BUS ’80 university studies, was a disc jockey in Celina, Ohio. He became assistant manager of Musicland in Fargo and then manager of Musicland in Minot, N.D. He held several other jobs in Minot but was most recently employed at the Udder Place. He lives in Minot.
  • Kent Olsen, 72, BS ’65 mechanical engineering, was Almco’s branch manager in Detroit and later was named Almco director of research and development. He became one of the company owners in 1988. He lived in Albert Lea, Minn. 
  • David Olson, 74, MS ’68 education administration, was a teacher who also owned several businesses. He lived in Bottineau, N.D.
  • Alden O. Ohnstad, 83, BS ’52 mechanical engineering, was employed at Honeywell in Minnetonka, Minn., where he worked on the Apollo space program. He later started his own business, A.O. Service, in Fargo. He lived in Fargo.
  • Marvin Nordbo, 87, BS ’50, MS ’57 agricultural economics, was an assistant professor of agricultural economics at NDSU, teaching and conducting research with the Tennessee Valley Authority. In 1963, he joined the trust department at First National Bank, Fargo. He retired as senior trust officer for Wells Fargo Bank-Fargo in 1987. He lived in Fargo.
  • Paul Nilles, 74, BS ’60 chemistry, was a paint chemist with Hyklas Industrial Paint, Louisville, Ky. He also worked at Churchill Downs. He lived in Louisville.
  • George Nordahl, 76, MEd ’65 education administration, was a guidance director in Muscatine, Iowa, and Minneapolis Vocational High School. He later owned and operated Nordahl’s Jewelry Store in Breckenridge, Minn. He then pursued careers with Honeywell in Minneapolis and Lawrence Livermore National Lab in Livermore, Calif. He lived in Breckenridge.
  • Wayne Newton, 73, MS ’67 education administration, began his career as a counselor for Employment Services of North Dakota in Fargo. He moved to Crookston, Minn., and was employed at the Division of Vocation Rehabilitation. He later worked with the Regional Inter-District Council for Special Education. He began working for Agassiz Construction in 1973, retiring as project manager in 2006. He lived in St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Janice G. (Melby) Neumann, 74, BS ’61 home economics education, taught home economics at Fertile, Minn., High School from 1960-1963. She later joined her husband in running a dairy operation. She lived in Ada, Minn.
  • 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.

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