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Category: Obituaries

  • Margaret (Oda) McMorrow, 87, MS ’48 food and nutrition, lived in Fargo.
  • Maxine (Augustad) Gallagher, 85, BS ’50 human development and education, lived in McClusky, N.D., and later in Springfield, Va. She was active in Phi Mu fraternity from college until her death.
  • Joyce (Arntz) Engan, 88, BS ’48 human development and education, taught at Mandan, N.D., High School, the Division of Supervised Study at NDSU and the business department of the State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. In 1977, she formed Variety Tours Inc., a personalized guided travel agency. She lived in Fargo.
  • Helen (Fredrikson) Williams, 102, BS ’33 home economics, served on the Arthur, N.D., school board for 15 years and was president for several years. Called the “Welcome Lady of Arthur,” she was a board member of St. Luke’s (Sanford) Hospital Auxiliary, Cass County School Officers Association and the Homemakers Club Council. She was on the NDSU Alumni Association board and was a life trustee for the NDSU Development Foundation. She was awarded the NDSU Alumni Achievement Award in 1981. She lived in Arthur. 
  • Roger L. Elmore, 76, BS ’58 pharmacy, owned Onamia Drug Store in Onamia, Minn., and later the Menahga Drug Store in Menahga, Minn. He lived in Menahga.
  • Karl “Jerry” Simison, 71, BS ’64 economics, was the main driver for Penske Sunoco DX Ocean Racing Team, earning 34 national and world championships. He was named to the American Power Boat Association Hall of Honor and the Gulf Marine Racing Hall of Fame. He later owned Suzuki of Fargo, Simison Marine on Pelican Lake and Jerry’s Gun Shop. He lived in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
  • Michael Geller, 68, BA ’67 political science, was in sales for Geller Auto Parts, Fargo. He lived in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Bjorne “Tiny” Naaden, 83, BS ’54 agricultural economics, founded the West River Accounting and Tax Service, practicing his profession in the Mott, N.D., area. For several summers, he also was a hail crop adjustor locally and in neighboring states. He lived in Bismarck, N.D.
  • Harold Newman, 80, honorary doctorate ’07 owned Newman Signs, a company best known for billboards, but also distributes traffic signs, offers large format printing and has urban construction and fencing divisions. He was a member of the Jamestown, N.D., industrial development board, president of the Jamestown City Council, director of Northwest Bank, AGRI-Bank board member, chair of the Judicial nominating committee of North Dakota, president of the N.D. Travel Association and served on many statewide boards. His numerous honors included N.D. Small Businessman of the Year, Greater North Dakota Award, LB Hartz Professional Achievement Award and the 2007 Pioneer Award from the Ethanol Producers Association. He lived in Jamestown.
  • Roger Swenson, 62, BS ’75 medical technology, was a medical technologist at the VA medical facility in Hot Springs, S.D., for 32 years. He lived in Hot Springs.

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