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  • Bruce Erdahl, 82, BA ’64 zoology, was a radiologist at Tri-County Hospital. He was an Army veteran who lived in Wadena, Minnesota. 
  • Ruby (Toso) Danielson, 96, BS ’72 home economics education, was active in the New Life Center and later worked 15 years for Lutheran Social Services. She lived in Moorhead. 
  • Kent Alderin, 63, BS ’82 animal science, held a variety of positions, including Sheridan County Extension agent, deputy sheriff in Sheridan County and owner of the Coteau Hills Enterprises commercial trucking firm.He was a Navy veteran who lived in McClusky, North Dakota.
  • Everett Kjelbertson, 83, MS ’67 educational administration, was a teacher and coach, who later became part-owner of R&D Construction in Minot, North Dakota. He served on the Twin Lakes Township board, Mahnomen Soil and Water District board and Mahnomen County Commission. He lived in South Twin Lake, Minnesota.
  • Jack Stronstad, 71, BS ’69 physical education, social science, was an educator, coach and administrator in communities in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. He was the starting center on the 1968 Bison championship football team. He lived in Crookston, Minnesota.
  • Earl Stegman, 81, BS ’59, MS ’61 agricultural engineering, was an NDSU faculty member for 37 years, and served as chair of the agricultural engineering department for 12 years. He lived in Fargo.
  • Robert Brown, 82, BArch ’59 architecture, was an architect who designed residential and commercial structures. He primarily was his own boss, but also worked for Clark, Elken and Holman in Fargo; Minges Associates; the Town of Windsor; McHugh and Associates; and Brookfield Design Group. He was a four-year starter for the Bison basketball team. He lived in Canton, Connecticut.
  • Michael Pretzer, BS ’92 agriculture, is the new pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Dickinson, North Dakota, and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Richardton, North Dakota.
  • Kayla Trudeau, BS ’05 apparel and textiles, was promoted to solution analyst at Discovery Benefits, Fargo. She joined the company in 2014.
  • Landon Jochim, BS ’18 management information systems, joined Nexus Innovations as a solutions specialist in the company’s Bismarck, North Dakota, office.


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