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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In Memoriam (Sept. 2013)

Retirees who passed away since the last update [note - sometimes notifications are received well past the time a retiree died]

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Mary Bandow, 73, a graduate and longtime employee of the University who worked as an Extension human resource personnel assistant, passed away on August 17, Roseville.

J. William (Bill) Mudge, an Extension dairy specialist from 1960-1986, died on April 24, age 92. Bill received his degrees from Kansas State University, with his Ph.D. in dairy cattle genetics and management.  Bill's Extension responsibilities included development and education of dairy herds, making significant contributions to computerizing record forms and data for dairy producers to use in herd management. He was a great friend of the dairy industry.

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James L. Rabehl, Baxter, died June 4. After graduating from University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in agricultural education, he became the Crow Wing County assistant agricultural agent. He spent five years as Extension director in Scott County and returned to Brained as an Extension county director until retiring in 1992.

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Gerald J. Sullivan, age 88 of Grand Rapids died June 6. He worked for Extension for 13 years and retired in 1980 as professor emeritus at the University's Research and Outreach Station in Grand Rapids.

Richard D. Herman, Duluth, passed away October 21, 2012 at age 86.  He was an Extension county agricultural agent and director, first in Mora, then for South St. Louis County until he retired in 1983. Richard was a graduate of the University of Minnesota receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees in science.

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Norman H. Adams, Wadena, was 92 when he passed away on March 7, 2009. He worked in Extension agriculture programs for 10 years and retired in 1985. Norman also served as an adult leader of the Oakdale 4-H Club and participated in many county and state fairs.  

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