University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Remembering Beverly M. Uhlenberg


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 Grove High School in Fargo, and attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Ohio State University, and received her Ph.D. from UND.

She taught junior high school in Minneapolis, pre-school in Salt Lake City, and home economics and human development at UND. She received a number of awards and citations from Augsburg College and UND, including Outstanding Teacher Award at UND. Beverly was a professor of home economics at UND, and retired professor and department chair of teaching and learning.

She resided in Grand Forks for the past 30 years. She was a member of a number of professional organizations including a member of the local P.E.O. and Round Table organizations. She enjoyed travel, reading, hiking and camping.

Beverly will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, friend, and colleague and will be missed by all. Throughout her life she maintained a very positive, unselfish, fair, tolerant and impartial attitude toward others. She was a very good person.

She is survived by her husband Don; sons, Tom and Rolf; brothers Harold and Conrad Tollefson; and a sister, Linda.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any donations be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

-- Courtesy of the Grand Forks Herald.

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