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Category: Obituaries

  • Stanley Stancyk, 60, BS ’88 agronomy, worked as a research technician in the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, specializing in durum wheat breeding. He was the coordinator of community gardens in Fargo. He lived in Fargo.
  • Avis (Iverson) Gjervold, 97, BS ’42 home economics education, owned, along with her husband, Hasty Tasty Restaurant and Gjervold Motor Co. She lived in Fargo.
  • Sarah (Olsonawski) Nissen, 35, MA ’08 mass communication, spent most of her career in higher education marketing, with her most recent role as the executive director of marketing and creative services for the University of North Dakota. She recently received the UND Presidential Medal of Honor. She lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 
  • Lucille (Vangerud) Mosher, 92, BS ’46 home economics education, textiles and clothing, taught home economics for more than 20 years. She lived in Edina, Minnesota. 
  • Dwayne K. Yahnke, 71, BS ’69 economics, founded Yahnke Insurance Agency in 1982. He was an Air Force veteran. He lived in Fargo.
  • Margaret Fritz, 91, BS ’41 home economics education, was a home economics teacher for the Everett, Washington, public school system. She lived in Seattle.
  • George Kuffel, 88, BS ’51 zoology, was an educator at DeQuincy High School and McNeese State University in Louisiana. He was an Army veteran, who served in Korea and Vietnam and rose to the rank of major. His military honors included the Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with Cross of Gallantry, National Service Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and the Air Medal, among others. He lived in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • Virginia (Johner) Ulrich, 68, BS ’72 home economics education, worked for an optometrist and later as a claims analyst for the State of North Dakota. She lived in Mandan, North Dakota.
  • Jack Bugge, 69, MEd ’72 educational administration, lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Lennart Almen, 89, BS ’51 agronomy, farmed with his brother near Park River, North Dakota. He served on several boards, including Dundee Insurance, Good Samaritan Center, Golden Township, St. Peter Cemetery Association and Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He lived in Park River.

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