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Remembering Lorraine G. Gunderson

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Lorraine G. Gunderson, retired head cook, died April 13 at her home in Grand Forks, with family at her side.  She was 88. Lorraine Glendora Sondreson was born Sept. 5, 1922, to Carl and Emma (Olson) Sondreson in Milton, N.D. In her early twenties, she moved to Oregon and started working as an electrician and […]

Remembering Jean Dean Holland

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Jean Dean Holland, who helped build the pathology department at UND, who loved art and the opera, and whose contributions sustained the North Dakota Museum of Art during the lean years after the 1997 flood, died Sunday in Grand Forks. She was 87. Holland gave the museum $315,000 after the flood, a gift that really […]

Remembering Gerald E. “Jerry” Pokrzywinski

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Gerald E. “Jerry” Pokrzywinski, operator of the Campus Barber Shop at the Memorial Union, passed away Thursday, March 31, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, surrounded by his loving family. He was 74. Gerald Earl Pokrzywinski was born Jan. 13, 1937, to Michael and Delphine (Dauksavage) Pokrzywinski in Oslo, Minn. He graduated from Alvarado High School […]

Remembering Gerald E. "Jerry" Pokrzywinski

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Gerald E. “Jerry” Pokrzywinski, operator of the Campus Barber Shop at the Memorial Union, passed away Thursday, March 31, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, surrounded by his loving family. He was 74. Gerald Earl Pokrzywinski was born Jan. 13, 1937, to Michael and Delphine (Dauksavage) Pokrzywinski in Oslo, Minn. He graduated from Alvarado High School […]

Remembering Leslie W. Haug

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Leslie W. Haug, formerly with chemical engineering and Project Lignite, died March 20 at his home in Grand Forks after a short illness.  He was 82. Leslie Wilson Haug, son of Olaf and Mathilda (Davis) Haug ,was born May 3, 1928 in Big Woods, Minn. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural […]

Remembering Rita Galloway

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Rita Galloway, retired special events coordinator, University Relations, died Feb. 27, 2011, in Maple Grove, Minn.  She was 73. Rita was born Oct. 14, 1937, and was raised in East Grand Forks. She first joined the UND staff in 1959 as the program director for the Memorial Union. She held that job for four years.  […]

Remembering Teresa Numedahl

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Teresa Rae Ann Numedahl, medical lab technician at the Human Nutrition Research Center, died Friday, Feb. 25, at her home in Grand Forks.  She was 55. Teresa was born Oct. 6, 1955, in Grafton, N.D., to Ernest and Delores (Boulduc) Lindblad. She grew up and attended school in St. Thomas, N.D. and graduated from St. Thomas […]

Remembering R. Bray Mercil

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R. Bray Mercil, retired Bookstore manager, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.  He was 92. Raymond Bray Mercil was born Feb. 21, 1918, in Crookston, Minn., to  Medard Joseph and Heloise (Bray) Mercil. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Crookston, and later attended Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., and UND. […]

Remembering David Joel Hassett

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David Joel Hassett, 66, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011, after a short illness. Dave was born on March 4, 1944, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was the only child of Florence (Matson) and Richard (Dick) Hassett. The Hassett family moved to Winona, Minnesota, when Dave was a young child. They lived in the Sugarloaf […]

Remembering James Allen Stewart

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James Allen Stewart, PhD STEWART, James Allen – (PhD – Professor Emeritus of Physical Chemistry, University of North Dakota) – in hospital, Pembroke on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at the age of 84 years. James Stewart of 596 Elizabeth Street, Pembroke, Ontario, dearly loved husband of Ruth Stewart (nee Deavitt) and by first marriage the […]

Remembering Connie Borboa

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It is with regret that we announce the death of Connie Borboa, admissions and records officer in the Registrar’s Office, on Friday, Jan. 7, at Altru Hospital.  She was 58. Connie Rae Johnson was born June 28, 1952, in Bottineau to Vernon and Mildred (Ferley) Johnson.  She grew up in Overly, N.D., where she graduated […]

Remembering Edward Olaf Nelson

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Edward Olaf Nelson, professor emeritus of mathematics, Grand Forks, (formerly of Ellison Bay, Wis.), passed away Oct. 26, 2010.  He was 86. Edward was born to John and Anna Nelson on Oct. 3, 1924, in Ellison Bay, Wis., where he graduated from Gibraltar High School. After military service, he graduated from Luther College with a […]

Remembering Beverly M. Uhlenberg

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Beverly M. Uhlenberg, associate professor emerita of teaching and learning, died Saturday, Dec. 4, at her home in Grand Forks.  She was 72. Beverly Marlene Tollefson was born to Carl and Edith (Windingland) Tollefson on March 21, 1938. She was raised on a farm near Osnabrock, N.D., where she attended school.  She graduated from Oak […]

Services are set for Loran Carl

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Loran J. Carl, facilities management, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Bethesda Hospital in Saint Paul. He was 74. Loran John Carl was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Grand Forks to Jess Gabriel and Carrie Caroline (Frye) Carl. Loran attended Saint Mary’s grade school in Grand Forks, Polk County country school, East Grand Forks Central, […]

Memorial service set for William Borden, former professor of English

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William V. Borden, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English, playwright, novelist, and poet, died Oct. 23 in Rockwall, Texas. He was 72. Born in Indianapolis, he earned degrees from Columbia and University of California at Berkeley, married Nancy Lee-Borden in 1960 and, in 1962, arrived at UND, where he taught literature and creative writing. […]