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Category: Obituaries

  • 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.
  • William Stegner, 90, BS 49 agriculture, owned a livestock and farming operation with his brother near Rhame, N.D. In addition, between 1952 and 1959, the partnership owned and operated a farm equipment business in Bowman, N.D. He served on the Rhame School Board for 20 years and was a director of Consolidated Telephone Cooperative for 33 years. He lived in Englewood, Colo.
  • Richard Burns, 62, BArch ’74 architecture, owned the architectural firm Richard Burns Associates and other business ventures. He was active in the Fargo Kiwanis Club and served on the Fargo Planning Commission. He had homes in Fargo and Lake Ida, Minn.
  • Victor Witteman, 81, BS ’54 mechanical engineering, worked as a mechanical engineer for Hughes Aircraft Co. in Los Angeles and for other companies throughout California. He then worked the family farm near Weshope, N.D. He lived in Minot, N.D.
  • Kermit Lidstrom, 83, BS ’54 arts and science, was president emeritus of Bismarck State College, He began his career as vice president of marketing for Jet Aeration Corp. of Cleveland, and then moved into higher education, with stops at Dyke College and Cuyahoga Community College. In 1977, he was named president of Bismarck State College and served for 18 years in the position. His many honors included the 1989 Nova University Distinguished Alumni Award, North Dakota Voluntary Action Award, BSC’s Distinguished Service citation and Regent for Life by the Eagle Scout Association. He lived in Bismarck.
  • Robert Litherland, 91, BS ’48 arts and science, ran the Moorhead, Minn., Dairy Queen for 46 years. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was active with the Clay county Historical Society. He lived in Moorhead.

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