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  • Jennings Klug, 91, BArch ’50 architecture, was employed at the Minot, North Dakota, Air Force Base as an architectural engineer with the 91st Civil Engineering Squadron for 19 years. He then lived in Germany for three years at Ramstein Air Force Base as an INH programmer, He retired in 1986 and returned to Minot, where he lived at the time of his death.
  • Lowell Nordquist, 68, BS ’68 economics, earned a master’s degree at Western Michigan University and was the owner of Network Solutions and Services. He lived in Lexington, South Carolina.
  • William Costello, 91, BS ’54 animal husbandry, was employed by John Morrell and Co., Ottumwa, Iowa, in research and technical sales. Later, he joined the faculty at South Dakota State University, where he taught meat production and processing. He co-wrote the textbook “The Meat We Eat.” He lived in Brookings, South Dakota.
  • Neil Gustafson, 87, BS ’50 agriculture, worked in management, marketing and sales in the farm equipment and automobile industry. He worked for 25 years with Hesston Corp. in Hesston, Kansas. He lived in Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Kenneth Masterson, 79, MA ’63 English, taught English in several Minnesota towns and then in Fargo for 24 years. He lived in Fargo.
  • Robert L Boudreau, 80, BS ’57 pharmacy, was a pharmacist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota, and Maricopa County Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. He lived in Gilbert, Arizona.
  • Richard Wenberg, 81, BS ’57 agricultural engineering, was employed by the Soil Conservation Service for 35 years as a professional engineer and worked in several locations across the country and abroad. He lived in Belton, Texas.
  • Paul Bjerken, 72, BS ’63 pharmacy, was a hospital administrator for the U.S. Air Force, retiring from active duty in Vacaville, California, and he also worked as a pharmacist for the Veterans Administration. He lived in The Villages, Florida.
  • Paul Erickson, 70, BS ’65 agricultural economics, was an assistant county supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration in Park River, North Dakota, for 17 years. He later transferred to West Fargo, North Dakota, where he served as Cass County supervisor for the Farm Service Agency until his retirement in 2001. He lived in West Fargo.
  • Francis Smylie, 93, BS ’43 electrical and electronic engineering, worked for IBM as a field engineer from 1964 until 1985. He lived in Fargo.



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