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Volume 16 • Number 1 • Winter 1999

 

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The University of Minnesota Duluth Bridge publishes Alumni Notes. You can send us notes by e-mail: alumni@d.umn.edu, or by fax at 218-726-6186 . If you are in the U.S., you can send your note 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 December 1, 1998.


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1924

Dorothy M. Oberg, Ironton, MN, died in December 1997. She was a grade school teacher in Deerwood, MN from 1924 to 1929. When she married Bob Oberg she became a full time housewife.

1929

Dorothy M. Poulin, 88, of Duluth, MN, died in February 1998. She was a graduate of Duluth State Teachers College and a teacher in Baudette, MN. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Daughters of Isabella, AARP and the League of Women Voters.

1930

Mamie Lempi Ruuska Swanson, 87, of Hibbing, MN, died in October 1998. She had graduated from the Duluth State Teacher's College in 1930 and taught school in Biwabik, MN. In 1931 she returned to Duluth to take art courses and work at Tweed House. After marrying Paul Swanson in 1941, she moved to Hibbing and worked as a substitute teacher at the Range Creative Art Center. In 1990, she graduated from UMD with a bachelor of fine arts degree at the age of 78.

1933

Sirkka S. Vuoti, 85, of Superior, WI, died in April 1998. She taught for over 40 years. Upon her retirement in 1977, she was a sixth-grade teacher for Kenwood School. Sirkka was a member of the Kenwood Lutheran Church, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Retired Teacher's Association and was also active in Kid's Closet.

1934

Vera A. Hallberg, 85, of Duluth, MN, died in October 1998. Vera retired in 1977 after teaching in the Duluth Public Schools for 41 years. She was a long-term member of First United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the UMD Alumni Association, Duluth Retired Teachers Association, Lakeside AARP and the Keenagers.

Magda M. Hansen, 86, of Duluth, MN, died in November 1998. Magda married Carl Hansen in 1939. An elementary school teacher, Magda taught at Isabella, Brookston, and Alborn Schools before retiring in 1974. She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Culver, the Over 55 Club, and the Culver Women's Club.

1937

Dorothy I. Ericson, 80, of Duluth, MN, died in December 1997. She was a teacher and organist. Dorothy was also a member of Glen Avon Presbyterian Church and had served as organist for 21 years before retiring. She was a member of the Guild of Organists and Duluth Hammond Organ Club.

1939

Berneice M. Niemi, 84, of Ely, MN, died in October 1998. She retired as an elementary school teacher from the Babbitt schools and also taught in Hermantown and Moose Lake. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Women's Life Insurance Society, all in Ely.

1940

Edward E. Merritt, of Anoka, MN, died in November 1997. He received degrees in chemistry and physics from UMD. He retired from Federal Cartridge Corporation where he worked in research and development.

1941

Dorothy T. Kozak, 80, of Duluth, MN, died in April 1998. She received a bachelor's degree in music at Duluth State Teacher's College and taught at Valley City State Teachers College in North Dakota. In 1961 she earned her master's degree in music from UMD. In 1963 Dorothy accepted a faculty position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, where she became a nationally and internationally known music educator.

1945

Dorothy Tart Putman, formerly of Duluth, MN, died in October 1998. She was widely recognized as a soprano soloist and teacher, she had been a member of the music faculty at Duluth State Teacher's College, Catham Hall and Stratford College in Virginia. She was a member of Matinee Musicale and Cecilian Society of Duluth and was active in the music life of every community where she lived.

1947

Dr. Arvo Kallio, 80, of Duluth, MN, died in December 1997. He was a WWII Army veteran, serving at the Aleutian Islands. Arvo earned his master's degree and doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He was employed by the USDA doing agricultural research at the University of Alaska from 1951 until 1968. In 1968, Arvo became the director of the Northeast Experiment Station in Duluth. In 1976 he did extension work and was a potato specialist in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota until his retirement in 1980.

1948

Raymond Beard, 73, Gig Harbor, WA, died in May 1997. After graduating with a bachelor's degree from UMD, he attended the University of Puget Sound where he received a master's degree in education. His educational career was devoted to the University Place School District, near Tacoma, WA, where he began his career as a teacher. In 1955 he became principal of the new Curtis Junior High School and in 1960, the first principal of Curtis High School until his retirement in 1977. After his retirement, he worked as an education consultant.

Ed Hakkarainen resides in Oakland, CA. He is retired from the Oakland Public Schools where he worked as a teacher and high school principal. He has also worked for the District Office of Research and was an adult education administrator.

1949

Dagny (Svard) Bohlin, 85, of Duluth, MN, died in October 1998. She received her master's degree in 1969 from UMD. Dagny was a member of the International Reading Association, the Minnesota Reading Association, the Arrowhead Reading Council, and many more organizations. In 1987 she was awarded the Minnesota Reading Association Presidents Award and in 1988, the ARC presented her with the "Celebrate Literacy Award." In 1992, she was named "Woman of the Year" and in 1993 she was inducted into the Duluth Hall of Fame.

Paul D. Neumann is retired and living in Lake City, TN. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also attended the 8th Air Force reunion in England in May 1998.

1950

Donald C. Ames, 69, Elmhurst, IL, died in March 1998. After leaving Duluth, Donald earned a law degree from Northwestern University Law School in Chicago, IL. He then joined the legal department at CNA Insurance where he worked until he retired as vice president and associate general counsel. His other achievements include receiving the Elmhurst "Man of the Year" award and the Elmhurst Family YMCA Community Service Award.

Albert W. Gerval, 73, of Crosby, MN, died in November. After receiving his bachelor's degree and working for many years, Albert went back to UMD and received his master's degree in industrial safety and hygiene in 1978. Upon earning his master's, he worked for the federal government until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Crosby-Ironton American Legion Post 443, Masons, and Phi Kappa Phi, and many other organizations.

Robert F. Lehman, 77, of Cloquet, MN, died in October 1998. He was a WWII Marine veteran and served in the Pacific Theater at Quadalcanal and Iwo Jima. He worked for the Conwed Corp. and also at UMD Plant Services, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Cloquet Presbyterian Church and Golden K Kiwanis Club.

1951

William Scott Corcoran, 73, of Grand Portage, MN, died in November 1998. Bill was active in the community as Cook County commissioner and had a long association with the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, Northspan Group Commission, Northspan Group, Northeast Jobs and Training, Grand Portage Park Board, Minnesota Seagrant, and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. He was instrumental in development and funding for Grand Portage Community Center and other organizations.

Eric C. Peterson, 73, Duluth, MN, died in March 1998. He was a history teacher and coached debate at high schools in Tacoma, WA, Rochester, MN, and the Duluth East High School. He was an expert photographer and in his free time he enjoyed traveling, antique automobiles and gardening.

1953

Donald G. Gronlund, 69, of Duluth, MN, died in November 1998. He was a pharmacist at Target for over 25 years, and had worked at other area pharmacies. He was a lifetime member of Salem Lutheran Church and had served on the church council. He was a member of local, state, and national pharmaceutical associations.

1955

Jacob E. Hautaluoma is a professor of social and organizational psychology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO.

1957

Eugene W. Simon retired in January 1998 from CommuniGroup Long Distance Service where he held positions in market research, personnel and retailing. He is currently residing in Grandview, MO.

1959

Carl W. E. Anderson, Harbor City, CA, taught health, physical education and was a driving instructor at the Los Angeles Unified School District. After retirement, he plans on spending time in Scotland, Bora Bora, and South California.

Victor H. Storberg resides in White Bear Lake, MN, with his wife Phyllis. Upon graduation from UMD Victor began his career in teaching. He worked as a teacher in Duluth from 1951 - 1959 and was an elementary school principal in Bemidji from 1959 - 1963. In White Bear Lake, he was an elementary school principal until he retired in 1983. Last year Victor was president of his local AARP chapter, and in his free time he serves on many senior citizens committees and is active in his community.

1960

Perry A. Rowlison retired from teaching social studies after 36 years in Duluth at Lincoln and Washington Junior High Schools, and Central High School. He also taught for a year in Rockford, IL. He now operates Perry's Trout Fly Shop and teaches fly tying classes in the Community Schools program. He enjoys fly tying, fly fishing out West, travel, reading, and bowling.

1961

Rodney W. Schnuckle, 62, Sarona, WI, died in April 1998. Until 1982, Rodney worked for IDS in Minneapolis in data processing and computer operations. He then joined MSI Insurance where he worked as director of data center operations until his retirement in 1994.

1963

Linda Makinen Johnson resides in Huntington Harbour, CA with her husband Paul. She and her family have lived in California for 8 years, having previously lived in New Mexico, Colorado, and Minnesota. Linda is in her eighth year of teaching mathematics at Whittier High School (Richard Nixon's alma mater) in Whittier, CA.

Dale "Skip" Newberg, 59, Newport Beach, CA, died in April 1998. Dale was a real estate broker and developer in Duluth, Minneapolis and St. Paul before moving to Newport Beach, CA. At the time of his death he was vice-president of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates and was completing a doctorate program at Pepperdine University.

John and Iras (Lewis) Sramek, both 1963 graduates, are residing in Racine, WI. John is a Research Associate Chemist for SC Johnson Wax. John and Iras recently returned from four months in Shanghai, China, where John was the development manager for Shanghai Johnson. They found their stay to be a very rewarding experience both in the work environment and culturally.

1966

Donald J. Hempel, 60, died in January 1998. Donald was a professor of marketing at the University of Connecticut from 1964 until his retirement in 1997. He was an expert in the fields of strategic marketing, planning, and technology management. He was also head of the marketing department from 1974 to 1981. Since 1991, he served as the director of the marketing innovations program at the Advanced Technology Center in Precision Manufacturing. He authored three books and numerous articles, and led many research projects. He was widely recognized for his commitment to mentoring graduate students and his enjoyment of teaching undergraduate students.

Matti E. Kaups, 66, of Duluth, MN, died in September 1998. Matti was a professor emeritus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. In addition to serving his country during the Korean War, Kaups was honored by the government of Finland for his research of Finnish immigrants who settled in the United States and also was awarded the Silver Medal from King Gustaf of Sweden for his historical studies and publications. He was a Knight, First Class, Order of the White Rose of Finland.

1967

Thomas Blair received a master's degree in education in 1975 and an educational specialist degree in education administration in 1978. He is principal at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School in Sauk Rapids, MN. Thomas is also among the 150 recipients of the 1997 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. He resides in Sauk Rapids, MN.

Vivian Mae Peterson, 91, Moose Lake, MN, died in February 1998. Vivian worked as a teacher and principal in elementary and secondary education in different areas of the country for 37 years.

Clark C. Peterson was recently inducted into the Cauliflower Alley Club's "Walk of Fame" for his significant contribution to boxing and wrestling. For six years Clark has been professional wrestling's ring announcer throughout Oklahoma and was one of 25 winners of the Turner Broadcasting's Wrestling Announcing Contest. He is the chief announcer and head writer for the New Mid-South Wrestling Alliance. The club's members include such legends as Lou Thesz, Verne Gagne, Red Bastien, and Fred Blassie. In addition to this award, Clark recently won fifth prize in an international Christmas lighting display contest and is a survivor of the Oklahoma City bombing.

1969

Mary (Larson) Duley, 51, of Rose Lake, MN, died in October 1997. Mary had been employed at Kitchi Gammi Club of Duluth and was an employee of Trees and Treats convenience and gift shop in Canyon until her death.

Mary (Paplior) Gormanos, 76, Spokane, WA, died in March 1998. In 1973 Mary earned her master's degree in speech pathology. She served the Scottsdale, AZ, school district speech department until her retirement in 1987.

1970

Robert S. "Bob" Holmes, 55, Duluth, MN, died in February 1998. Bob was employed by the St. Louis County Health Department for 27 years, retiring in May 1997 as assistant director of environmental services. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

Douglas L. Working, 50, Maple Grove, MN, died in March 1998. He ran his own business in Minneapolis until the time of his death.

1973

Robert Kase, of Stevens Point, WI, was appointed chair of the Music Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Robert, a trumpet artist, has a wide background as a performer and educator. His performing career includes appearances as a soloist throughout the country. He has performed with international artists such as Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Newton, and many others.

1974

Steven A. Hanson lives in Duluth with his wife Susan. He is employed by the City of Duluth where he works as a senior engineering technician. He and his wife enjoy wine, dining, vacations, fitness, their home, and are loyal UMD basketball fans.

Robert Youngman is a Division Training Coordinator at Potlatch. His wife, Nancy (Conner) Youngman, a 1975 graduate of UMD, is a secretary / teachers aide at ISD 706. Their son, Joel, is currently a student at UMD majoring in communications and minoring in journalism. The family lives in Virginia, MN.

1975

Karl Everett is working for Continental Placer Inc., a consulting firm specializing in mine planning, geologic, hydrologic and environmental services. Karl is a registered professional engineer and geologist and holds the position of principal environmental engineer in CPI's Chicago office working on environmental and mine planning projects. His areas of expertise include air and water permitting, storm water, oil spill plans, audits, environmental site assessments, and mining and reclamation plans.

Henry Lord is a speech language pathologist at Black Hills Workshop in Rapid City, SD. Henry and his wife, Diane, adopted Erin Marie Lord in January 1998 in China. The family lives in Rapid City, SD.

Albert A. Schmude, from Frankfurt, Germany, earned a master's degree in sociology at the Frankfurt University and became an international vocational training expert. He has been involved in vocational training projects in seven countries and has been director of training centers in East Germany, Rumania, and Bulgaria. Recently, he was appointed executive director of the German Swiss Business Training Center in Jakarta. He is unmarried and his home base is Frankfurt.

1976

Helen M. Kieffer, 73 , Virginia, MN, died in April 1998. Helen was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years and greatly enjoyed educating students. She taught in Chisholm, Gilbert, Toivola, MN and Joliet, IL. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia, Minnesota Education Association, Women of the Moose, and several other organizations.

1977

Bill Delbert Hall, 43, of Duluth, MN, died in October 1998. Bill was a dental hygienist until he became St. Louis County deputy sheriff. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Deputy Sheriffs Association, Duluth Elks Lodge and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, had a lifelong interest in aviation and was a self taught builder.

1978

Bruce H. Miles lives in Sartell, MN with his wife Katherine and daughters Casey and Erin. He is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Leadership at St. Cloud University. Bruce also owns the Big River Consulting Group, which helps organizations and leaders solve conflicts, planning, and leadership dilemmas.

Curtis L. Nelson resides in Eden Prairie, MN with his wife Wendi, and works for Data Recognition Corporation as a project assistant. In June of 1998 his nonfiction book on American naval history, Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat was published. Curtis is also a graduate student in naval warfare studies at American Military University, in Manassas Park, VA (a distance learning institution).

1979

Robert C. Simenson was promoted to information technology project manager at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Minneapolis. He received the 1997 Information Technology Imperial Honor Award. Robert was also awarded his black belt by USA Karate of Maple Grove. His other interests include coaching youth baseball, playing golf and basketball, and skating with his children. He lives in Maple Grove with his wife Laurie and their two children.

1981

John H. Evans is the chief financial officer for The Bethel Society which is celebrating its 125th year. He resides in Duluth, MN with his wife Sarah.

Jeff Peura lives in Bemidji with his wife Kathy and their three sons. He has been teaching sixth grade at South Koochiching Rainy River School for eleven years. Jeff has also been the mayor of Northome for two terms and Scoutmaster of Troop 148. He is the head umpire and tournament director for Bemidji Youth Baseball, and former president of the Duluth Amateur Hockey Referee's Association.

1982

Kristine (Maxham) Anderson lives in Esko, MN, with her husband Kevin, and their two daughters. She is a regional supervisor of the Lutheran Social Services Senior Companion Program, and a counselor and foster care licensor for the LSS Bethany Crisis Nursery Program.

1983

Eric Bjella, of Wand Cove, AK, is currently the vice-president and marketing director for First Bank in Ketchikan, AK. He has worked in the banking industry and has been involved in branch management and business development throughout southeast Alaska. He enjoys boating, fishing, snowboarding, and restoring old sports cars.

Richard Coccie, of Haughton, LA, is a major in the United States Air Force. He is a flight instructor at the USAF Weapons School at the Nellis AFB in Nevada and has been selected for re-assignment to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as the senior air defense analyst for the U.S. Pacific Command.

1984

Betty Ann Kelnhofer, 48, of Park Falls, MN, died in December 1998. She was a member of Friends of the Park Falls Library, Park Falls Quilters Guild, Northwoods Classic Car Club, Park Falls Visually Impaired Support Group, and the Evangelical Covenant Church.

1985

Tom Buck, of Duluth, MN, was married to Andrea Novel last June. Tom also graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver with a master's degree in elementary education. He is a computer science teacher at the Marshall School in Duluth.

Diane Ruhl recently participated in Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) '98 while assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, VA. BALTOPS '98 was the largest multinational maritime operation in the Baltic Sea and was conducted to demonstrate U.S. interest in the security of Northern Europe. Diane joined the Navy in November 1986.

1986

Steven M. Rue, Broomfield, CO, is a hospital administrator for Arrowhead Animal Hospital, P.C. He enjoys hunting, camping and sports.

Kent and Lila (Crider) Syverson had their third child, Nathaniel, in March 1998. Kent is starting his seventh year in the geology department at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

1987

Robert D. Godfrey works for Osmonics, in Minnetonka, MN, as a marketing coordinator for advertising. He is also a member of the Minnesota Advertising Federation.

1988

Cassandra (Knoblauch) Soukup lives in Wichita, KS with her husband, Steve. She is a doctor of pharmacy pediatric clinical specialist for Wesley Medical Center. In September of 1997 Cassandra gave birth to their daughter, Dana.

1989

Brenda M. (Sward) Beuschel is the Children's Ministry Director for the Faith Evangelical Free Church. In addition to her director's position she does independent consultations for home schoolers and is an advisor for several families who home school. She lives in Davis, IL with her husband Samuel and their four children.

Mike Hudyma was married to Jennifer Guillaume, a 1994 graduate of UMD, in October 1987. He is part-owner of Brigham Upholstery in Duluth, and she is employed by University College at UMD. The newlyweds live in Duluth.

Mary "Mitzie" Therese Johnson, 43, died in October 1998. Mitzie worked at Moose Lake State Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center as an LPN and as a guard at Duluth Federal Prison. At the time of her death, she was assistant manager at Curtis Oil.

Kathleen Mae Maurer received her bachelor's and master's degrees in English from UMD and has earned a Ph.D. at Marquette University. The doctorate in English with a specialization in British literature was awarded in December 1997.

Janelle (Johnson) Paskett married Wayne Picket in September 1998. She works for St. Louis County in Duluth. He works for D. J. Automotive in Superior, WI. The newlyweds live in Duluth.

1990

John Doffing married Jamie McGovern in July 1998. John and Jamie both work at Sam's Club in Hermantown, MN.

Anna Catherin (Arndt) Henne resides in Minneapolis, MN with her husband Aaron. She works for T-Check Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.H. Robinson Co., as a customer service lead.

Dennis Nelson, is market manager at Arch Paging. He also coached the Woodland Area Jr. League Football team to the first city championship for that area in 25 years. He is married to Beth (Jukich) and the couple live in Duluth, MN.

Rhonda Lucia Parenteau, 32, died in April 1998. Rhonda married Marc Parenteau in 1988 and worked in the accounting office at Potlatch until March 1997. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet, MN.

Damon E. Schramm recently accepted a position as an attorney with Duckson & Carlson, of Minneapolis, MN, where he will specialize in corporate mergers and acquisitions. He currently resides in Edina, MN.

Mark Wagensteen was married to Debbie Jordan on June 13, 1998. Debbie is an office manager for the Lake County Community Nursing Home and Mark is self-employed. The newlyweds live in Duluth, MN.

1991

Sandy Grasdalen is the manager of operations at PDQ Delivery. He lives in Spencer, NY, with his wife Lisa and their son Riley.

Michael Gruenhagen is a manufacturing engineering technician at FSI International. His wife, Chris (Radosevich), works at Beckman-Coulter. Mike and Chris were married on June 6, 1992. They live in Cologne, MN with their son Jason, who was born July 7, 1997.

Jacqueline Malecha was married to James Hunter on October 11, 1998. She is a sales manager for Spirit Mountain in Duluth, MN and he is employed by Graph Mark in Superior, WI. The newlyweds live in Superior.

John C. Norquist, of Toledo, OH, is a pastor at the Redeemer Lutheran Church. He received the Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, in May of 1997. He was ordained as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and accepted a call to serve as a pastor in Ohio. John was married to Alisa Monson on June 10, 1995.

Fred Sterle is a senior systems administrator at UtiliCorp United. Fred has passed the Certified Management Accountant exam. He is married to Kathy and they have two children, Amanda, age 8, and Brenton, age 6. He enjoys spending time with his family and also playing recreational softball and basketball.

1992

Robert D. Harboldt is the founder/executive director of Inter-Tribal Arts. Robert received a scholarship from Richard Diebenkorn's widow to attend the Santa Fe Art Institute. He also has been selected to attend the National Native Art Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Chris Jussila married Karen Larsen, a 1994 graduate of UMD, on October 3, 1998. He is employed by the Department of the Interior and she is employed by the Department of Justice. The newlyweds live in Highland, IL.

Jason Kerkow is a high school math teacher at Chisago Lakes Independent School District. Jason is married to Kelli (Mattson) Kerkow, a UMD graduate. They have two children, Garrett and Megan. Jason is also the ninth grade football coach and pursuing his master's degree.

Timothy M. Nelson is the owner of Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery and Grille. He resides in Duluth, MN.

James H. Sieg, of Eagan, MN, is a self-employed Network Marketing Consultant. James belongs to the Calhoun Beach Club Board of Governors, Volunteer for Junior Achievement, Starkey Hearing Foundation, and is an executive with Nutrition for Life International.

1993

Sarah Kemp and Dave Speikers were married on October 11, 1998. Sarah is a news anchor/reporter for WDIO/WIRT-TV in Duluth. Dave is a sales and leasing consultant for Duluth Dodge/Oldsmobile in Duluth. The newlyweds live in Duluth, MN.

Lisa Kottke and Chad Humphreys, both of Duluth, were married on August 15, 1998. Lisa is an early childhood special education teacher at Hermantown Area Family Resource Center. Chad is a behavior management specialist at Nettleton Magnet Elementary School in Duluth.

Brian Stevenson and Dawn Wakefield, both of Duluth, MN, were married on September 19, 1998. Brian is a probation officer for Arrowhead Regional Corrections in Duluth and Dawn is a mental health technician for Arrowhead House in Duluth and also works in the registration department for St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System.

1994

Heather R. Gallivan recently reported for duty at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA. She is a graduate of Anoka Senior High School in Anoka, MN, and is also a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, with an MD degree.

Paula C. Johnson, of Beaverton, OR, works for Denkor Management Group and Willameate Health Services, Inc. She continues to pursue both career and personal goals. She also enjoys the environment that Oregon provides.

Nathan Klatt and Jennifer Schmiesing (1993) were married on August 23, 1997. They are living in Albuquerque, NM. Jennifer has worked for Architectural Research Consultants, Inc. as a planner since January 1994. Nathan has worked for Correa Enterprises, Inc. as a software engineer since August 1994.

Chad Mackey and Pascha Parks were married on August 8, 1998. Chad is a supervisor for Upper Lakes Foods Inc. in Cloquet. Pascha is an account executive for Westmoreland Advertising Agency in Duluth. The newlyweds live in Cloquet, MN.

Melissa Miller and Brian Stank were married on October 11, 1998. The bride attends the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School. Following graduation, she plans to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. The groom attends the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia. The newlyweds live in St. Louis Park, MN.

Rebecca (Olson) Moen is pursuing a master's degree in employee assistance counseling and is a human resource assistant with Dungarvin, Inc., in St. Paul, MN. She married Scott Moen on May 24, 1998. Scott is also a graduate of UMD (1995).

Jennifer (Menk) Summers is a fourth grade teacher at Riverview Elementary. Jennifer lives in Plymouth, MN with her husband Gregg. The couple were married in November 1997.

Julie Wolter lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with her husband Chris Brady, moving there after teaching English in Japan. She is completing her master's degree in Applied Language Studies at Carleton University.

1995

Lance Beall is an electrical engineer at Praxair. He married Linda Dehmer, also a graduate of UMD (1994), on March 28, 1998. The couple live in Appleton, WI.

Kristine L. Bergsten recently received her commission as a naval officer after completing officer candidate school at Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, FL. During the 13-week long training program, Kristine received extensive instruction on a variety of specialized subjects including navigation, ship handling, engineering, naval warfare and management. She joined the Navy in December 1995.

Denise (Bormann) Jans is an accounts payable specialist at Mayo Management Services, Inc. Denise married Douglas Jans in August. They currently reside in Rochester, MN. Denise also attends the University of St. Thomas and is working on her M.B.A.

Sheri Johnson and Jason Kromrey were married September 18, 1998. Sheri is a marketing assistant for Minnesota Clippings Service in Minneapolis. Jason is an accountant for OneLink Communication in Eden Prairie, MN.

Krista Michelle Lee received her master's of social work in 1998 and works as a psychiatric caseworker II for the State of Nevada, Department of Child and Family Services. She currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.

Jason Lukovsky and Tami Wagner were married on July 18, 1998. Jason works for St. Louis County and Tami is a teacher with ISD 709 in Duluth. The newlyweds live in Duluth, MN.

Heidi (Mattson) Pastian, of St. Louis Park, MN, is an administrative assistant at North Central Bible College. After two years as a consultant in the marketing field, she had a change in her focus and is now working at NCBC. Her husband, Alan, has recently taken the youth pastor position at Park Assembly of God. They were married in August 1997.

Robert Zimmerman and Amy Schulz were married on June 13, 1998. Robert is a marketing representative for Federated Insurance in Duluth. Amy is a health-care representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Duluth. The newlyweds live in Superior, WI.

1996

Ann Jacobson and Travis Herbeck, both 1996 graduates of UMD, were married on July 3, 1998. Ann is a fifth-grade teacher at Colorado Elementary School in Nogales, AZ. Travis is a sixth grade science teacher at Desert Shadows Middle School in Nogales. The newlyweds, who are both pursuing master's degrees from Northern Arizona University, live in Rio Rico, AZ.

Lisa Johnson and Christopher Belflower were married on August 23, 1998. She works for Transglobal Vacations in Bloomington, MN and he works for the Inver Grove Heights Fire Department. The newlyweds live in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Jason Jones and Darcele Hill, a 1997 graduate of UMD, were married on July 12, 1998. The groom is a student aviator with the U.S. Navy in Corpus Christi, TX. The newlyweds live in Corpus Christi.

Gary Ludwig has been hired to head the yet-to-be-named county-wide public transportation system in Sibley County. Gary currently lives in Austin, MN where his wife, LaRae, is a junior high English teacher.

Jason Malmstrom and Heather Thomas were united in marriage on August 23, 1998. The newlyweds are both employed by Befera Interactive Cablenet in Hibbing. They live in Mountain Iron, MN.

Briana L. Schaub, the wife of Thomas Schaub, is the marketing director at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, MN. The couple had a baby boy named Tian Alvin Alexander Schaub in August 1997. The family lives in Duluth.

Kristina Solon and David Boe were married on June 7, 1998. Kristina is employed by Barnes & Noble bookstore and is also a self employed piano teacher. The groom attends the University of Wisconsin, Superior, where he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in jounalism and political science. He is a freelance writer and a sergeant in the Army Reserves.

Nga T. Tang of Spring Lake Park, MN, is an application programmer at ISI Systems, Inc.

Troy Trachsel and Jeanette Horner were married on August 15, 1998. Troy is a computer consultant for Born Information in Wayzata, MN. The bride is a first grade teacher for ISD 196 in Eagan, MN. The newlyweds live in Burnsville, MN.

Brandt Wendland accepted a position as investment executive for Dain Rauscher Investment Services. Brandt will assist individual and corporate clients in selecting appropriate investments including stocks, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, options, and mutual funds.

Tricia (Tomlinson) Wilmot married Chris Wilmot, also a 1996 graduate of UMD, on August 30, 1997. Tricia is a chemist and Chris is industrial safety director, both are employed at the American Phoenix Rubber Co. The couple lives in Osseo, WI.

 

 

 

 
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