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Category: Obituaries

  • Andrew Dosch, 30, BS ’10 agricultural education, was a teacher in Gackle and Stanley, North Dakota, a partner in a Hereford cattle operation and worked a Powers Lake, North Dakota, Cenex. He was elected to the Burke County Commission in 2016. He lived in Powers Lake. 
  • Amy (Dixon) Smith, 60, BS ’80 textiles and clothing, was secretary-treasurer of Smithco Inc., a company founded by her husband, Dan. She lived in Fargo. 
  • James Minette, 91, BS ’51 mechanical engineering, was a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Air Force in 1971, after serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He lived in Niceville, Florida. 
  • Loren Hill, 78, BS ’61 chemistry, was a professor of chemistry at NDSU for 15 years and later was a research chemist at Monsanto until his retirement in 1999. He published widely in the field of polymers and coatings and was internationally recognized for his work. He lived in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
  • Carol (Sanstead) Shubeck, 96, BS ’42 home economics education, was the Douglas County Minnesota 4H Club agent from 1946-48 and the Minnesota State 4H Club agent from 1948-51. She later served as local 4H Club leader in Brookings and Clay County in South Dakota for more than 20 years. She lived in Beresford, South Dakota. 
  • Allagene (Jefferis) Mason, 97, BS ’42 home economics education, worked in Chile for 23 years for the United Methodist Church, serving as manager of a boys’ agricultural school boarding department and helped establish a girls’ school. She lived in Bozeman, Montana.
  • Darold Axtman, 77, BS ’63 soil science, was a decorated former Navy pilot who rose to the rank of captain and was Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy as director of U.S. Navy Research, Development and Evaluation. He served as the Navy’s principal U.S. Delegate to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Armaments (Technology) Developments Test and Evaluation Committee. Included among his many honors were the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Robert Nowatzki, 75, BS ’67 agricultural economics, was superintendent of NDSU’s Langdon research center for 10 years. He later farmed from 1979 to retirement in 1995. He served in the North Dakota House of House of Representatives from 1982-92 and 1999-2000. He was a Harvest Bowl Honoree in 1987 for Cavalier County. He lived in Langdon, North Dakota. 
  • Nathan Crosby, 94, BS ’45 arts and science, was an accountant for Valley City, North Dakota, and later vice president of business affairs for Valley City State University. He lived in North Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Lorraine (Bollinger) Lyngstad, 90, Diploma ’47 Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, worked as a psychiatric nurse at Miller Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, and later was a volunteer at the Roger Maris Cancer Center, Fargo. She lived in Fargo.

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