University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

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Remembering Syed Jalal

It is with regret that we announce the death of Syed Jalal, former professor of biology.  He passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Saint Marys Hospital of complications from an influenza infection and was laid to rest at Oak Wood Cemetery in Rochester, Minn. Jalal moved from India to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison [...]

Remembering George LaMora

George F. LaMora, altitude chamber technician in the aviation department, passed away Tuesday, April 3, at his home in Grand Forks.  He was 65. George Francis LaMora was born June 15, 1946, in Watertown, N.Y., to George and Gloria (Shaffner) LaMora.  He grew up in Massena, N.Y., and graduated from Massena High School in 1964.  [...]

Remembering Vito Perrone

The University of North Dakota has learned about the passing of one of the University’s former deans, Vito Perrone. Perrone died on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Cambridge, Mass. He was 78. Vito Perrone, a native of Bath, Mich., served as dean of the UND Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) from 1972 to 1986. He [...]

Remembering Meinhardt “Mike” Bader

Meinhardt Bader, 82, of Grand Forks, died on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks. Meinhardt was born on Nov. 16, 1928, the son of John and Julia (Weller) Bader in New Leipzig, N.D. He grew up in New Leipzig and graduated from high school there in 1947. Meinhardt graduated from UND in 1951. [...]

Remembering Henry Tomasek

Henry Tomasek, Dean Emeritus of the College for Human Resources Development and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, died Friday, Aug. 12, in Grand Forks at the age of 91. He was born July 21, 1920, in Berwyn, Ill., to Joseph and Christine (Frycek) Tomasek. He graduated from Morton High School in 1938, and went on [...]

Remembering Diana Carlson

It is with regret that we announce the death of Diana Carlson, event coordinator and enforcement officer for the Parking Office, who died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at home of undiagnosed health issues. She was 43. Diana Lee Soderquist was born Aug. 15, 1967, in Grand Forks to Ronald and Cyndie (Trimborn) Soderquist. She was [...]

Remembering Gordon Bondy

Gordon I. Bondy, retired head custodian at EERC,  died June 12, 2010 in 4000 Valley Square – Woodside Village in Grand Forks.  He was 84. Gordon Ingdolph Bondy was born Dec. 22, 1925, in rural Fordville, N.D. to Arne and Josephine (Vangsness) Bondy.  He was baptized at the Middle Forest River Lutheran Church and confirmed [...]

Remembering Sue McIntyre

Susan Gail McIntyre, assistant professor emeritus of occupational therapy, died July 4  at Valley Memorial Eldercare in Grand Forks with her loving family at her side.  She was 70 and had resided for the last five years in Thief River Falls, Minn. Sue was born in Grand Forks on Jan. 28, 1941, one of two [...]

Remembering John Vennes

John Vennes’ commitment to the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences didn’t end with his 1992 retirement after 40 years of service to the institution he helped grow and transition into a four-year medical school. Jessica Sobolik, director of alumni and community relations, said the former interim dean and longtime chairman of the microbiology [...]

Remembering Lorraine G. Gunderson

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

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 Leslie W. Haug

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

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

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

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

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

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 Edward Olaf Nelson

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

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

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, [...]

Remembering Virginia Bentley Johnson

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

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 Ione Olson

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

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

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 [...]