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Remembering Colleen Clauthier

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Colleen Clauthier, administrative secretary for the INMED program at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, died on Sunday, Nov. 28, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  She was 58. A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, and the funeral at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, both at St. Ann’s […]

Remembering June Piper

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June Elaine Piper, administrative assistant and office manager, NDUS Advanced Learning Technologies on the UND campus, passed away Nov. 9, 2010, at Valley Eldercare Center.  She was 71. June Elaine Piper was born to Wilfred and Laurine (Birky) Koehler on Dec. 13, 1938, in Valparaiso, Ind.  She was the oldest of seven children. She lived […]

Remembering Virginia Bentley Johnson

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Virginia Bentley Johnson, retired continuing education employee, died Nov. 1, 2010, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, Minn..  She was 85. She was was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Northwood, N.D., to Gilman and Alice (Marstuen) Bentley.  She was raised in Northwood, and while in the third grade moved with her family to Grand […]

Remembering Edward Olaf Nelson

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Edward O. Nelson, professor emeritus of mathematics, died Oct. 26 in Altru Hospital.  He was 86. Edward O. Nelson was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Ellison Bay, Wis., to John and Anna Nelson. He graduated from Gibralter High School. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in both Europe and Asia. He […]

Remembering Gerald Green

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Gerald Robert Green Sr., retired facilities employee, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 12,  at his Grand Forks home with his family by his side.  He was 81. Gerald was born on June 1, 1929 in Drayton, N.D., to Roy and Matilda (Dangerfield) Green. Gerald farmed in Drayton and married Marjorie Lucille Jensen on July 1, […]

Remembering Ione Olson

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Ione Wuest Olson, 89, died Friday, Oct. 8, at the Villa St. Vincent home in Crookston, Minn.  She helped establish the occupational therapy department at UND and taught until her retirement in 1980. Olson was born in Glenwood, Minn. on April 20, 1921, to daughter of Edgar and Florence (Wuest) Wittwer.  She attended all 12 […]

Remembering Shirley L. Foster

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Shirley L. Foster, 67, died on Friday, Sept. 24, in her home in Grand Forks. Shirley, daughter of George and Berget Sollom, was born on May 2, 1943, in Grand Forks. She was educated in Grand Forks, attending UND and earning her B.S. in Medical Technology. Shirley married Porter “Joe” Foster Jr. on Nov. 24, […]

Services announced for Richard Schultz

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Services have been set for Richard Schultz, professor and chair of electrical engineering, who passed away Sept. 30. Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sharon Lutheran Church, 1720 20th St. S., Grand Forks A Remembrance Ceremony: The Last Lecture, a celebration of the lessons learned from Dr. Richard Schultz, will be […]

Remembering Shirley Foster

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Shirley L. Foster, retied lab supervisor in the microbiology and immunology department, died on Sept. 24, 2010, in her home in Grand Forks.  She was 67. Shirley was born on May 2, 1943, in Grand Forks, the daughter of George and Berget Sollom. She grew up and was educated in Grand Forks, attending the University […]

Remembering Archie Hill

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Former University of North Dakota journalism faculty member and director of many educational projects at UND and throughout the Midwest, Archie N. Hill of Iron, Minn., died Aug. 18 at the age of 84. Archie was born May 24, 1926, to Floyd and Josephine (Halverson) Hill, in Gary, S.D. He received an honorable discharge from […]

Remembering Marcia Gragert

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It is with regret that we announce the death of Marcia Gragert, associate professor of nursing.  She died in Warren, Minn., on Sept. 4, 2010, at the North Valley Health Center after a courageous battle with cancer.  She retired from the University in August 2010. She was born in West Springfield, Mass., on March 16 1946, to Lonnie and Roberta […]

Remembering Mildred Koth

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Mildred Koth, 98, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Valley Memorial Homes Eldercare Center in Grand Forks. Mildred Fern (Lewis) Koth was born Dec. 3, 1911, on a farm near Essex, Iowa, to Edna and Horace Lewis. When she was 7, her parents sold this farm and elevator business to purchase a farm near Kennedy, Minn., where […]

Remembering Joannie Bina

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Joannie H. Bina, 59, retired  housekeeper in the residence halls, died unexpectedly Aug. 21 at her home in Grand Forks. Joannie Henrietta Bina was born Nov. 21, 1950 in Grand Forks to Edward and Effie (Lunski) Bina. She graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 1968. She worked at several places but her main […]

Remembering Milton Stai

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Milton Stai, 73, former supervisor of the carpenter shop, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, in his East Grand Forks home under hospice care. Stai was born Nov. 19, 1936, to Oscar and Martha (Koppang) Stai in International Falls, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Bemidji. He graduated from Bemidji High School and worked with his […]

Remembering Archie Nathan Hill

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Archie Nathan Hill, 84, of Iron, Minn., died Wednesday, Aug. 18, while on a nature walk in a park in Virginia, Minn. Archie was born on May 24, 1926, to Floyd and Josephine (Halverson) Hill in Gary, S.D. Upon graduating from the Gary high school, he joined the Army. After receiving an honorable discharge for his service […]