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Category: Obituaries

  • Vivian (Olson) Nordby, 91, BS ’48 education, was Slope County Superintendent of Schools from 1965 to 1984. In 1985, she was appointed as assistant elementary superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction. She lived in Bowman, North Dakota.
  • Charles Hanson, 84, MEd ’65 educational administration, was a longtime educator. After teaching in Breckenridge, Minnesota, he was the high school principal in Campbell, Minnesota, and then was Wahpeton, North Dakota, Senior High School assistant principal. He later held administrative positions at North Dakota State College of Science and the University of Mary. He was an Army veteran who lived in Fargo.
  • Jarrod Kittleson, 46, BUS ’96 university studies, lived in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
  • Margaretta (Bjornson) Rodriguez, 99, BS ’39 arts and science, was a civilian employee at the Pentagon, served an assignment in Panama and later worked for the Social Security Administration in Bemidji, Minnesota. She lived in Fargo.
  • Oscar S. Haarstad, 85, BS ’60 economics, was an Air Force veteran who worked as a heavy equipment operator for a number of area construction companies. He lived in Fargo.
  • Ralph D. Johnson, 96, BS ’43 agricultural economics, worked the family farm for 39 years. He was a World War II Army veteran who was a halfback on the Bison football team. He was selected Bison Booster of the Year in 1985. He lived in Fargo.
  • Clinton Lee Sparks, 87, BS ’58, MEd ’59 arts and science, had a long career in higher education, serving on the faculties at New York University; Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa; San Jose State University; and California State University at Hayward. He retired as dean of the Simpson University Graduate School in San Francisco. He lived in Discovery Bay, California. 
  • Lawrence "Larry" Fick, 98, BS ’44 pharmacy, was the owner of Fick Drug in Park Rapids, Minnesota. He lived in Park Rapids.
  • Robert Teschendorf, 84, BS ’56, MS ’61 agronomy, was a member of the North Dakota Air National Guard, and was activated to Moody Air Force Base during the Korean War. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Lions Club. He lived in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.
  • Charlotte (Didier) Burchill, 58, BS ’82 food and nutrition, worked at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City, North Dakota. She lived in Valley City.

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