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Category: Obituaries

  • Susan (Jackson) Anderson, 77, BA ’64 physical education, was an English and physical education teacher and cheerleading and gymnastics coach who later focused on raising her children and volunteer service. She lived in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 
  • Richard Gunderson, 80, BS ’59 civil engineering, was an engineer primarily at Exxon during his career. Among his projects, he was manager for a joint project with Shell, designing and retrofitting tanker ships to off-load crude oil from a fixed deep sea oil platform in the North Sea. He held several patents and also taught at the University of Houston and Texas A&M University. He lived in Spring, Texas.
  • Gordon Cowan, 77, BS ’68 agricultural mechanization, farmed most of his life near Churchs Ferry, North Dakota. He was a longtime member of the Churchs Ferry Masonic Lodge and the Shrine KEM Temple. He lived in Devils Lake, North Dakota. 
  • Robert Kirk, 75, BS ’68 agricultural economics, owned Mid Plains Feeders Inc., which had two large cattle feedlots in Spencer, Iowa, and Hurley, South Dakota. He sold the business in the mid 1990s and continued as a cattle feeder and order buyer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was a member of the National Cattlemen's Association, National Rodeo Association and National Rifle association. He lived in Sioux Falls.
  • Kim (Johnson) Ouren, 60, BS ’79 marketing and home economics, held positions with the Chamber of Commerce, Dakota Bank, First Interstate Bank, Community First and most recently at the Bank of the West. She was a board member for the Downtown Business Association and was named the 1997 YWCA Woman of the Year in Business. In addition, she served on the boards of the F-M Chamber Ambassadors, First Link and Habitat for Humanity. She lived in Fargo.
  • Michael Paul Quarve, 70, BA ’70 economics, lived in Fargo.
  • Eugene D. Bauch, 64, BS ’76 zoology, was a farmer who also worked for Schoenwald Farms, Tractor Supply Co. and Bechtold Paving Co. He lived in Max, North Dakota. 
  • Roger Helland, 70, BS ’75 architecture, worked for architectural firms in Devils Lake, North Dakota; Crookston, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and retired in April, from Foss Architecture and Interiors, Fargo. He lived on Steamboat Lake, Laporte, Minnesota.
  • Lowell Kihle, 71, BS ’68 chemistry, was a C-141 and C-5 pilot during a 20-year career with the Air Force. After retirement, he held a number of jobs and volunteered at the Faith United Methodist soup kitchen and food pantry in Minot, North Dakota. He lived in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
  • Bernie Kyllo, 85, BS ’53 agricultural economics, worked for the Farmers Home Administration, with stints in Devils Lake, Towner, Steele and Bismarck, North Dakota. He was inducted into the North Dakota Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame in 1994. He was an Army veteran who lived in Bismarck. 

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