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Remembering Galen Cariveau

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Galen Dennis Cariveau, former director of workforce development at UND, 71, of East Grand Forks, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 10, in Altru Hospital. Galen was born April 3, 1951, in Grand Forks, N.D., the son of William and Myrtle (Bakken) Cariveau. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1970, and Bemidji State University with […]

Remembering Thomas Leake

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Thomas Allen Leake, retired UND Facilities staff member, 75, of Emerado, N.D., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, surrounded by his wife and children. Thomas was born on Jan. 2, 1947, in Grand Forks, the oldest child of Allen and Donna (McGrath) Leake. He grew up in Chester […]

Remembering Marvelyn Bohach

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Marvelyn Bohach, retired UND Aerospace staff member, of Grand Forks, N.D., passed away on Nov. 7, 2022. Marvelyn was born June 18, 1937, in Veblen, S.D., the daughter of Ray & Ellen (Hilleson) Ives. She grew up near Veblen, baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. She graduated from Veblen High School in 1955 and […]

Remembering Cheryl Joy Gilbertson

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Cheryl Joy Gilbertson (Odegaard), former administrative assistant for the UND Men’s Hockey Team, passed away at Good Samaritan Nursing home in Larimore, N.D. on Nov. 11, 2022, after a long battle with dementia. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Cheryl Joy was born on June 6, 1943, in Fargo, N.D., to Oscar ”Ockie” and […]

Remembering Phyllis Felchle

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Phyllis Catherine (McGuire) Felchle, former UND Parking staff member, 85, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at NC Little Hospice House in Edina, Minn. Phyllis was born on Feb. 3, 1937, to Joseph and Catherine (Nogosek) McGuire in Kensal, N.D. She graduated from Kensal High School in 1955. Phyllis […]

Remembering Alice Goschen

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Alice Goschen, former X-ray technician at UND Student Health, age 82 of East Grand Forks, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Goschen was born April 25, 1940, in Grand Forks, the daughter of Theodore and Bergine (Egeland) Bestland. She grew up in Bygland, Minn., and graduated from East […]

Remembering Earl Strinden

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On Tuesday, Oct. 18, North Dakota and the University of North Dakota lost a leader and a champion when Strinden, 90, died in Fargo. “Earl Strinden epitomized both UND and the State of North Dakota,” said UND President Andrew Armacost. “His contributions to our campus were ceaseless. I was thrilled to speak with him shortly after […]

Remembering Doris ‘Dot’ Benson

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Doris “Dot” Benson, former head custodian at UND, died peacefully, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Valley Senior Living with her family by her side. Doris Jean Boushee was born March 19, 1940, in Emerado, N.D. to Ralph and Delphine (Dumond) Boushee. She grew up in East Grand Forks, Minn., where she attended school at Sacred Heart […]

Remembering Donald Piper

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Dr. Donald L. Piper, former UND vice president of enrollment management from Grand Forks, N.D., died on Oct. 2, 2022, at Valley Senior Living. Don was born on April 20, 1934, in Hobart, Ind., to Ernest and Martha Piper. He grew up in Indiana, Illinois, and Nebraska. After graduating from high school in Boelus, Nebraska […]

Remembering Cheryl Terrance

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Cheryl Terrance, professor of psychology, who passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18. Cheryl was a faculty member at the University for the past 22 years. Her passing is a significant loss to our campus community. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, […]

Remembering Rachelle LaGree

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The University of North Dakota recently learned that UND graduate student, Rachelle LaGree, passed away in May. Rachelle was enrolled as an online student in the Teaching & Leadership Program in the College of Education & Human Development, specializing in School Principalship. This summer, she was posthumously awarded a Master of Science degree. We extend […]

Remembering Cheryl Terrance

Categories: In Remembrance

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Cheryl Terrance, professor of psychology, who passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18. Cheryl was a faculty member at the University for the past 22 years. Her passing is a significant loss to our campus community. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, […]

Remembering Robert “Bob” Mocadlo

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With deep regret, we announce the death of Robert “Bob” Paul Mocadlo, assistant professor of accountancy, who passed away on July 23, 2022. Bob joined the University in 2016 as an assistant professor in the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration. A CPA, he previously worked as an accountant for three and a half […]

Remembering Ella Sweeney

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The University of North Dakota community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Ella Sweeney. Ella was from Fargo, N.D., and enrolled in the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, majoring in Marketing and Political Science. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Ella’s family, friends and classmates. They are all in our […]

Remembering Diane Holweger

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Diane Holweger, retired food service worker, Grand Forks, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. She was 74. Diane Renee Ramstad was born on July 28, 1947 in Hatton, ND, the fourth child to Sanford and Jean (Gulbrandson) Ramstad. She was raised in the Hatton and Grand Forks areas and […]