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  • Iris Imogene (Smith) Carter, 96, BS ’69 French, Spanish, taught languages in Fargo, and for many years was the organist at Faith United Methodist Church, Fargo. She lived in Burnsville, Minnesota.
  • Theodore Blickensderfer, 86, BS ’63 agricultural mechanization, lived in Mott, North Dakota. 
  • Ronald E. Bartz, 80, BS ’59, pharmacy, had a long career as a pharmacist for Shoreview Pharmacy, Bober Drug and Lloyd's Pharmacy. He lived in Roseville, Minnesota.
  • Lawrence Fick, 98, BS ’44 pharmacy, was the owner of Fick Drug in Park Rapids, Minnesota. He lived in Park Rapids. 
  • Bruce Helseth, 67, BS ’72 agronomy, was a longtime farmer in the Carpio, North Dakota, area and a former member of the Plain Township Board. He lived in Minot, North Dakota.
  • Rodger Whitford, 69, BS ’70 economics, was on the sales staff with Georgia Pacific, retiring in 2012. He lived in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
  • Dianne (Domek) Scott, 74, BUS ’74 university studies, spent most of a 50-year career in Operating Room Material Services at St. Luke's Hospital/MeritCare/Sanford, before retiring in 2014. She lived in Fargo.
  • Donald Backstrom, 85, BS ’57 electrical and electronic engineering, retired in 1992 from the Westinghouse Aerospace Division after a 34-year career. He lived in Cridersville, Ohio. 
  • Norris Fagerlund, 94, BS ’47 agricultural education, taught at Devils Lake High School for 26 years, and later at Lake Region Junior College. in 1969, he was named the North Dakota Vocational Agriculture Instructor of the Year, and he was a charter member of the Devils Lake Public School Teachers Hall of Fame. He lived in Devils Lake, North Dakota.
  • Harold Bruschwein, 101, BS ’38 civil engineering, taught civil engineering technology at North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, for 23 years. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served with the Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Guadalcanal, where he earned the Silver Star. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.



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