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PASSING --Remembering those who have left us.

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bridge publishes Alumni Notes. You can send us notes by e-mail:, by fax at 218-726-6186. If you are in the U.S., you can send your note in to: Alumni Director, University Relations, University of Minnesota Duluth, 315 DAdB, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812. This issue of the Bridge reflects the notes we received before August 15, 2012.

1955 »

Jacob "Jack" Hautaluoma, Fort Collins, Colo., was part of a four-person team sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce who conducted a feasibility study late last year on extracting metals, minerals, and oil from Afghanistan. The study was for a Center of Excellence for the Afghanistan Extractive Industries. Its primary goal is that the industries of mining, quarrying and oil drilling could become a basis of a sound economy for the country and benefit the Afghan people.

1961 »

Helga J. Larsen Wallner, Duluth, Minn., presently chairs the Saint Luke's Foundation Board and serves on the board for the Lighthouse for Low Vision.

1965 »

Carl Gawboy, Duluth, Minn., has co-written a book, Ancient Earth and the First Ancestors: A Cultural and Geological Journey, which received the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award (NEMBA) for the best book of 2011 in the general nonfiction category.

1970 »

Dr. Clark C. Peterson, Hinkley, Minn., is a professional announcer and writer for the "Corn and Clover Festival" in Hinkley. He was chosen as the Grand Marshall of the Hinkley Carnival Centennial Parade.

1984 »

Jeffrey M. Hillis, Neenah, Wis., is an established design professional for Directions Marketing and was recently awarded the grand prize in a design competition entitled "Project 2020" through the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI).

1986 »

Chris Dahlberg, Duluth, Minn., was appointed by the Saint Louis County Board to a six-year term on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners.

1987 »

Thomas DeGree recently moved his business, Wilde Roast Cafe, to a bigger location in Minneapolis.

1988 »

Ken Johnson, Duluth, Minn., is currently the chief operating officer at North Shore Bank of Commerce.

1991 »

Christy Montour-Larson, Denver, Colo., is the producer-in-residence for the Curious Theatre Company. She recently directed 9 Circles by Bill Cain and the regional premiere of Red by John Logan. She was nominated for the Theatre Person of the Year and awarded Best Season for a Director by the Denver Post.

1994 »

Jeffrey J. "Jesse" Bowden, Wentzville, Colo., is currently the president of imaging services at Biomedical Systems.

2000 »

Colin B. Anderson, Duluth, Minn., is a certified public accountant and was recently hired by Moline Machinery LLC as chief financial advisor. Colin has worked as a CPA in public accounting and in the financial industry in Duluth and Minneapolis for the past 11 years.

2002 »

Megan M. (Kingsley) Gale, Bremington, Wash., received her master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in 2006 from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash., and is now practicing health care as an East Asian medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. Megan is also an advisor to Acupuncturists Without Borders Military Stress Recovery Project.

Mark D. Herzog, Chanhassen, Minn., recently spoke at the National Retail Federation's annual conference in New York City about Best Buy's consumer research methodologies. Mark also visited UMD's retail marketing analytics class to talk about his role in Best Buy's Super Bowl advertisement and other marketing-related topics.

2003 »

Todd Huebert, Saint Paul, Minn., currently works for the Metro Wastewater treatment plant in Saint Paul.

Sarah Mittelstadt Steinbach, Duluth, Minn., and her husband, Justin, recently purchased the Vista Fleet.

Laura N. (Russell) Phipps, Cochrane, AB, Canada, has begun a career with the Calgary Stampede Rodeo as an agriculture program coordinator.

2005 »

Daniel F. Hartman, Duluth, Minn., works as a city councilor and was included in a documentary in March called Lost Duluth on WDSE-TV.

2008 »

Dan Neff, Duluth, Minn., recently opened Lake Superior Art Glass, an art gallery in downtown Duluth.

2011 »

Shannon Kesner, Cloquet, Minn., is the wetland specialist for Fond du Lac Resource Management Environmental Department.

2012 »

Addy Brickweg, Duluth, Minn., is now working in the Student Affairs Office for the UMD College of Liberal Arts.

Chelsey Doepner, Minneapolis, Minn., is a health care quality improvement specialist for Metropolitan Health Plan.

Tim Gearns (MS), Hermantown, Minn., is an engineering officer for the 682nd Engineering Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard.

Ryan Pittman, Maple Grove, Minn., was selected for Air Force pilot training after completion of ROTC.

Jamie Walt, Solon Springs, Wis., is the project director for the Minnesota Indigenous Youth Freedom Project for the Eni-gikendaasoyang department at the University of Minnesota Duluth.


Faculty »
Dr. Armas W. Tamminen
March 31, 2012

Pershing B. "Jack" Hofslund
April 21, 2012

Dr. Iver Bogen
April 24, 2012

Charles T. "Tim" Birman
July 9, 2012

1940 »
Lillian E. Blauert, BA
June 24, 2012

1942 »
Alice D. (Roguski) Cacich, BA
January 25, 2012

1946 »
Sue L. (Green) Lamb, BS
January 12, 2012

1949 »
Theodore J. "Ted" Lee, BBA
May 21, 2012

1950 »
Robert E. Hollingsworth, BS
March 31, 2012

1951 »
Howard C. Ramstad, BS
April 9, 2012

1952 »
Fred B. Day, BA
February 20, 2012

Jerome N. "Jerry" Sonosky, BA
March 22, 2012

1953 »
James R. Anderson, BA, BBA
March 26, 2012

John R. "Dick" Kohlbry, BA
June 29, 2012

1957 »
Roland J. Stickney, BAS
November 20, 2011

1958 »
Karen A. Holte, BS
March 25, 2012

Rev. Melvin L. Johnson, BA
March 23, 2012

1959 »
Leroy E. Warren III, AA, '60 BS
March 20, 2012

1960 »
Richard E. "Erik" Erickson, BA
January 6, 2012

Lloyd D. Ratkovich, BA
February 5, 2012

1961 »
Frank L. Borelli, BA
February 5, 2012

Karen G. (Bruen) Waelen, BS, '78 ME
March 13, 2012

1962 »
Laura M. (Houle) Bellefeuille, BAS
June 20, 2011

1964 »
Edith M. (Keiski) Hakala, BS
April 23, 2012

Jacob "Jake" Wurzel, BA
June 2, 2012

1966 »
Theodore E. "Ted" Gay, BA
February 11, 2012

Dennis D. Genereau, BAS
March 31, 2012

Fern M. Kovich, BS, BAS
June 30, 2012

1967 »
Norma L. Schelin, BS
February 18, 2012

1970 »
Jean A. Salonen, BS
January 25, 2012

1972 »
Elaine J. Thudin, BS
July 10, 2012

1973 »
Gary J. Demarte, BAS
April 3, 2012

1974 »
Russell R. Maki, BA
February 15, 2012

1978 »
Joseph L. Courier, BA
March 6, 2012

1979 »
Loretta M. Kloster, BA
January 15, 2012

Mavis J. Sailstad, BA
July 10, 2012

1987 »
Barbara J. "Barbie" (Benson) Fedorowski, BAS
February 2, 2012

1989 »
John E. Steines, BAS, '92 MIS
February 8, 2012

1996 »
Tamara R. (Lindquist) Stumo, BA
April 4, 2012

1997 »
Mark E. Bufkin, BM
July 1, 2012

2000 »
Ryan S. Peterson, BA
February 15, 2012

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