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Frank Karner

Remembering Frank Karner

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Frank Karner

Frank Richard Karner, professor emeritus of geology, died Jan. 31, 2021. He was 86. He was born Aug. 14, 1934, to John and Risa Karner. He grew up in Wheaton, Ill., with his sister, Ilse, and brother, John. Frank graduated from Wheaton College in 1957 and later earned a Ph.D. in Geology at the University […]

David Ramsett

Remembering David Ramsett

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David Ramsett

David E. Hanson Ramsett, professor emeritus of economics, passed away Jan. 6, 2021 at Leesburg Regional Hospital in Florida. He was 78. He was born May 12, 1942, to Harold and Eleanor Hanson. Following their deaths, he was adopted by Arnold and Beulah Ramsett and lived before marriage in the Viroqua, Wisc., area, graduating from […]

Remembering Frances Jean (Fran) Kochis

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“Life is designed to be messy. The challenge is to learn to think it through.” – Fran Kochis Frances Jean (Fran) Kochis, who taught Business English at UND until her retirement at age 82, passed away on Jan. 2, 2021 in Fargo, surrounded by her family. Fran Greenberg was born on Oct. 4, 1928, in […]

Randy Rasmussen

Remembering Randy Rasmussen

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Randy Rasmussen

Randy Rasmussen, binding specialist at the Chester Fritz Library, Grand Forks, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 19, in his home. He was 67. Randy Rasmussen grew up in Towner, N.D. After graduating from high school, he followed his sister to the University of North Dakota, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. He was […]

Rose Raymond

Remembering Rose Raymond

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Rose Raymond

Rose M. Raymond, former staff member in the Office of Research and Program Development, Grand Forks, died Tuesday, December 20 at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks. She was 92. Rose Marie Schone was born on Aug. 6, 1928, the daughter of Fred and Esther (Glissendorf) Schone in Mitchell, S.D.  She was raised on the family […]

Anna Chaput

Remembering Anna Chaput

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Anna Chaput

Anna Helen (Marcotte) Chaput, retired nurse at the former UND Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Forks,  passed away on December 25, 2020 with family by her side at Valley Senior Living, Woodside Village. She was 97. She was born April 20, 1923 in Olga Township to Telesphore and Marie Laure (Beauchamp) Marcotte. Anna was the loving wife […]

Bill Dando

Remembering William Dando

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Bill Dando

William Arthur Dando, former professor and chair of geography, Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away on Jan. 1, 2021, at the age of 86. He was born on June 13, 1934 in Newell, Pennsylvania. He grew up exploring the hills and valleys around Newell. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1956. He received his […]

Linda Rohde

Remembering Linda Rohde

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Linda Rohde

Linda Marie (Stark) Rohde, retired director of the Environmental Training Institute, Grand Forks, died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. She was 73. Linda was born in Langdon, N.D., on September 17, 1947, to Henry and Lydia (Kroll) […]

Hank "Hanzy" Horn

Remembering Hanzy “Hank” Horn

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Hank "Hanzy" Horn

Hanzy “Hank” Woodrow Horn, retired Plant Services worker of Grand Forks, passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2020, at home from complications due to COVID pneumonia. He was 85. He loved the Lord, his family, and this country with all he had. Hank met everyone with a gentle smile and a kind heart. Hank was […]

Sharon Johnson

Remembering Sharon Johnson

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Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson, 69, retired administrative assistant for the education department, passed away at home in East Grand Forks on Nov. 19, 2020. Sharon Mae Goergen was born on May 8, 1951. She was raised alongside younger brother, Donald Goergen, in Euclid, MN by parents Robert Goergen and Carrol (Tiedeman) Goergen. She attended high school in […]

Joyce Stoltman

Remembering Joyce Stoltman

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Joyce Stoltman

Joyce Mae Stoltman, retired Dining Services staff mamber, Grand Forks, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks. She was 90. Joyce Mae Paschke was born on Jan. 17, 1930, in Oslo, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Joanna (Misialek) Paschke. She attended school in Oslo and completed her studies at the […]

Connie Norling

Remembering Connie Norling

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Connie Norling

Connie R. Norling, retired telecommunications staff member, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Valley Senior Living-Woodside Village in Grand Forks. She was 82. Connie Rosetta Bartlette was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Langdon, N.D., to Mabel (Rousseau) Bartlette and Arthur J Bartlette. Connie graduated from Walhalla High School and then moved to Grand Forks. […]

Dr. Mark Siegel

Remembering Dr. Mark Siegel

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Dr. Mark Siegel

Dr. Mark Siegel, retired professor and chair of surgery, Grand Forks, died on Saturday, October 10, 2020, of complications related to colon cancer. He was 71 Mark Bernard Siegel was born December 19, 1948 to Dr. Maurice and Lillian (Nirenberg) Siegel in Los Angeles, California. He attended University of California, Berkeley and subsequently graduated from […]

President Armacost’s Veterans Day Message

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On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we honor those who have served the United States in uniform. The University of North Dakota remains committed to our veterans and their family members. Please see my video message honoring those in our community who have served.

Mardi Holland

Remembering Mardi Holland

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Mardi Holland

Mardi Holland passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, 2020. Margine Copeland McVey Holland (Mardi) was born to H.B. and Margine (Copeland) McVey June 6, 1923, on a farm near Hillsboro, Ohio. She moved with her family to Philadelphia, was graduated from Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, Pa., and was graduated from Oberlin College where she met […]