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Remembering Cynthia Kordecki

March 12, 2014

Cynthia Gail Kordecki, 64, of Grand Forks, died February 21, 2014. Born May 2, 1949, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, she was  the daughter of Ferne (Clough) and Frank Kordecki. She received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and theology from Marquette University in 1971, and a master’s in geography from UND in 1992. She worked for Anthropology [...]

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Remembering Joanne Baglien

Joanne Laree Baglien, 81, Strongsville, Ohio, and formerly of Grand Forks, died Jan. 9, 2014 at Southwest General Hospice in Strongsville, Ohio.  Joanne Tobiason was born Jan. 1, 1933, at Crookston, Minn., to Adolph and Georgia (Trump) Tobiason. She lived in Gilby, Hatton, and moved to Grand Forks in 1944. She graduated from Central High [...]

Remembering Robert Beck

The School of Law shares the saw news of the passing of former faculty member Robert E. Beck, who died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis,  at the age of 76.  Professor Beck last visited Grand Forks this past fall during UND’s Homecoming to celebrate UND School of Law alumnus Owen [...]

Remembering Donald Naismith

Donald P. Naismith, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Grand Forks, died Jan. 16 in Northwood Deaconess Health Center.  He was 82. Donald Porter Naismith was born on April 22, 1931 to Sylvia (Porter) and Merle R. Naismith in Lakota, North Dakota. Donald and wife, Shirley (Drake) were married on January 28, 1953 would have celebrated [...]


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