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  • Elaine (VanLishout) Vukelic, 66, BS ’72, medical technology, worked as a lab tech in the Mott, North Dakota, clinic while she and her husband raised their two children. She was active in her church including the Fall Dinner, Eucharistic Minister and Altar Society. She lived in Mott.  July 2016
  • Rodger Sims, 67, BS ’73, medical technology, worked at the University of North Dakota Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, from 1973 to 2006. He lived in Fargo. July 2016
  • Robert Pile, 94, BS ’43, agricultural engineering, worked for 30 years Northern States Power Co., now known as Xcel Energy. He retired in 1984 as vice president of gas operations. He was a longtime leader in the Boy Scouts and a volunteer driver for the Fargo Blood Bank. He lived in Orlando, Florida.  July 2016
  • Mary M. (Ranney) Johnson, 87, BS ’50, arts and sciences, was a homemaker who raised five children and an active volunteer. She lived in Sun City West, Arizona.  July 2016
  • Rev. Steven G. Nelson, 66, BS ’71, sociology education, served parishes in Iowa, the Chicago and Twin Cities areas, as well as Ferndale and Mountlake Terrace, Washington. In retirement he has been a facilitator for the Lutheran Community Services’ For the Kids' Sake program. He lived in Mukilteo, Washington.   July 2016
  • Lola (Card) Peterson, 90, BS ’48, home economics, owned and operated, along with her husband, Peterson Funeral Home in Enderlin, North Dakota. They retired in 1990. She lived in Grand Junction, Colorado. July 2016
  • Francis Koch, 73, MS ’69, chemistry, was a chemist at the North Dakota Health Department and a teacher at schools in Center Edgeley, and Mandan, North Dakota. He later taught chemistry at Bismarck State College. He was recognized by the Valley City State College Alumni Association in 2001 and received the Alumnus of the Year Award at Bismarck State College in 1998. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  July 2016
  • Mildred (Bednar) Dummer, 91, BS ’49, home economics education, was a teacher in McIntosh, North Dakota, and later a homemaker. She lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  July 2016
  • John R. Challey, 86, MS ’55, zoology, was a scientist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He also developed methods to control parasites and diseases in the poultry industry. During retirement, he was strong supporter of Audubon Dakota and the Nature Conservancy. He lived in Fargo. July 2016
  • Wayne Scott, 77, BS ’65, MS ’67, pharmacy, worked for the U.S. government in pharmacy and drug enforcement for many years, and also was an officer in the Air Force Reserve. A Korean and Vietnam veteran, he completed 12 years in the Air Force and Reserve and a total of 34 years of government service. He was a three-year letter winner for the Bison in baseball. He lived in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. July 2016



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