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  • Leo Kim, 73, BUS ’75 university studies, was a renowned commercial and art photographer based in the Twin Cities. He published a photo book called “North Dakota: Prairie Landscape” in 2003. He lived in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Dorothy Teskey, 77, BS ’64 home economics education, worked for Swift and Co. as a product home economist for the Fresh Meat and Butterball Turkey divisions, demonstrating products throughout the country. She later worked at the National Livestock and Meat Board; for California Eastern Labs, a computer chip company; and as a culinary arts instructor for the Mingo Job Corps’ education department. She lived in Mesa, Arizona.
  • Benjamin Mueller, 36, BS ’01 computer science, was employed at Microsoft as a premier field engineer. He lived in Liverpool, New York.
  • Wayne Weishaar, 76, BS ’65 animal science, worked the family farm in Adams County in North Dakota. He served in the North Dakota National Guard for six years, and was named the 1970 North Dakota Outstanding Guardsman. He and his wife, Gail, received the Honorary State FFA Degree from the South Dakota FFA Association in 1989 and were the Adams County Harvest Bowl honorees in 2017. He lived in Lemmon, South Dakota.
  • Allen Braaten, 76, BS ’80 university studies, was a civil engineer with the North Dakota Highway Department, retiring in 1992. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.
  • Brian Trambley, 79, BS ’61, MS ’63 electrical and electronic engineering, was a design engineer who worked on the radio communication system for the Apollo Space Program. He later was a faculty member at Iowa State University and dean of the Clarinda campus of Iowa Western Community College. He then opened The Recruiter Inc., a personnel consulting company. He lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Edith (Arenson) Dawson, 92, BS ’49 textiles and clothing, was a homemaker who was active in Junior League and PTA. She was active in her church as president of Presbyterian Women and as a deacon. She lived in Fargo.
  • Ray Pladson, 79, BS ’65 economics, worked for Boeing Co. in Seattle as an airline analyst and later had a 22-year career with Butler Machinery Co. of Fargo. He retired in 1998 as the company’s agricultural marketing manager. He was an Army veteran who lived in Fargo.
  • Mary (Antes) Fike, 84, MEd ’66 education, was employed in the nursing field at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, and at hospitals in Fargo; Minneapolis; Grundy Center, Iowa; Mankato, Minnesota; and Dubuque, Iowa, until 1976. She was an active member of the American Motorcyclist Association and the Christian Motorcyclist Association. She lived in Easton, Maryland.
  • Ardith (Wiley) Braaten, 89, MS ’69 food and nutrition, was an Extension home economist for Ransom County and later taught introductory foods and meal management courses at NDSU until 1976. She lived in Fargo.


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