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Remembering Hayden Wolf

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On Monday, November 13, 2023, the University of North Dakota learned of the passing of UND student Hayden Wolf. Hayden was from Bismarck, N.D., and was pursuing a degree in Management in the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration. We extend our deepest condolences to Hayden’s family, friends, classmates and his Phi Delta Theta […]

Remembering Wayne McCormick

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Wayne McCormick, retired UND Dining Services staff member, passed away at his sister’s home in Huntington Beach, Calif., after a brief illness. Wayne was born in Maddock, N.D., to Ray and Mable McCormick. Wayne was born with cerebral palsy, with a deformity of the left ankle. He attended Maddock Elementary School. He also attended Camp […]

Remembering George Frein

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George Frein, retired professor of religion, died on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, in his Fort Worth home at the age of 91. George was born in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2, 1932. He was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1958. He ministered in parishes, taught in Catholic high schools, and completed a master’s degree […]

Remembering Maureen Parkin

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Maureen Ann Parkin, retired UND Print Center staff member, 77, of East Grand Forks, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at Edgewood Vista of East Grand Forks. Maureen Ann Quirk was born August 10, 1946, in Grand Forks, N.D. to Earl and Loretta (Harrison) Quirk. She grew up in Fisher until the family […]

Remembering Darin Kerr

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Darin Douglas Kerr, former UND instructor, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, at his childhood home. He was born in Landstuhl, West Germany, on May 5, 1972, to Ralph and Sandi Kerr He attended elementary school at Grand Forks Air Force Base until third grade when he transferred to Kelly Elementary in Grand Forks. He […]

Remembering John Lambie

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John A. Lambie, former associate clinical professor at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, was born February 16, 1928, in Denver, Colorado to John W. Lambie and Hilda F. Lambie (Flaat). He attended grade school in Denver and moved to Grand Forks, N.D., with his parents and brother, Rodger, in 1940. In Grand Forks, […]

Remembering Albert Wayne Bruce

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Dr. Albert Wayne Bruce, professor emeritus of pathology, known to many as “Wayne,” passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 12, 2023, at the age of 76 in Deland, Fla. He was born on March 19, 1947, in Grafton, N.D., to the late Albert Mitchell Bruce and Laura Mae (Schrank) Bruce. He grew up with his sister, […]

Susan Nelson

Remembering Susan L. Nelson

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Susan Nelson

Susan Logan Nelson, former chair of the UND Department of Marketing, 74, of Minnetonka, Minn., and formerly of Grand Forks, N.D., passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, in Methodist Hospital of St. Louis Park, Minn. Susan was born in Lexington, Ky., to her mother, Gwendolyn Logan, and her father, William Logan. She was born on […]

Special event in remembrance of Tamar Read is Oct. 8

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A remembrance for Tamar Read will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, at Family of God (FOG) Church, located at 327 5th Avenue SE in East Grand Forks, Minn. Please join us for an afternoon of music, teachings of the Buddha, personal remembrances and fellowship. A social hour with light refreshments will […]

Donald Porter

Remembering Donald Porter

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Donald Porter

Donald Eugene Porter, retired associate professor of management, of Eden Prairie, Minn., died on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023, from complications of Myasthenia Gravis and diabetes. He was born in Minneapolis on Oct. 5, 1933, to Dorothy Tornell Porter. He credits the love and sacrifices that his mother made for him and his younger brother, Jerry, […]

Jacqueline Greenwood

Remembering Jacqueline Greenwood

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Jacqueline Greenwood

Jacqueline Renee Metzger Greenwood, retired staff member of UND Dining Services, passed away on Aug. 29, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jackie was born on Oct. 27, 1955, in Grand Forks, daughter of Elroy and Clare Metzger. She grew up in East Grand Forks and graduated from EGF Senior High in […]

Remembering Carolyn Keegan

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Carolyn Ann Keegan, financial aid verification technician with UND Student Finance, 59, died in Grand Forks after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, at Altru Hospital. Carolyn was born Jan. 19, 1964, the daughter of Lyle and Betty (Delvo) Keegan. She grew up in the […]

Remembering Verlon Eric Gooding

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The University of North Dakota has learned that UND student Verlon Eric Gooding passed away on June 15, 2023. Verlon was enrolled as an online student in the Mechanical Engineering program in the College of Engineering & Mines. We extend our deepest condolences to Verlon’s wife and two sons as well as his family, friends […]

Remembering Susan Kuntz

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Susan Jane Kuntz, former assistant professor of physician assistant studies, 64, of East Grand Forks, Minn., passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. Susan Jane Crawford was born on June 25, 1959, in Burbank, IL, the daughter of Herb and Glada (White) Crawford. Sue graduated from Reavis High School and then received […]

Remembering Dee Watson

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Editor’s note: Dee Watson served UND for 36 years, from 1974 to 2010, and taught health, physical education and recreation at UND from 1982 until her retirement. She was awarded the title of Assistant Professor Emeritus by then-President Robert Kelley. The following was published on fightinghawks.com on Wednesday, Aug. 2. GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The […]