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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Retiree Updates (June 2014)

Welcome new retirees:

Janet Bloomquist, administrative secretary, Watonwan County. Her 29 years of service and commitment to youth development, county work, and helping others was appreciated and recognized on March 17.

Bev Swenson, 4-H program coordinator in Kittson County , retired on April 30 after 16 years of service. She delivered new after-school programs and aquatic robotics to youth in Kittson County.

In Memoriam:

Rueben Myrum BoxrudRueben Myrum Boxrud, resident of Slayton, MN, and graduate of University of Minnesota, passed away on May 20.  He was an Extension agriculture agent for five years in McCloud County and Extension director for Murray County, 1958-1985.  Rueben was 89.

Sara Elvira Cina, 104, died April 24, in LaQuinta, CA. A 1933 University of Minnesota graduate with a bachelor of science degree in home economics, Sara worked as a home demonstration agent for Extension in Grand Rapids and Hennepin County. In 1944 she moved to California and served as a nutrition educator, taught cooking in schools as well as offering classes on television. She was member of the Home Economics Hall of Fame.

Ada D. SchroederAda D. Schroeder worked as an Extension home agent from 1935-1968 in Beltrami, Fairmont, and Pipestone Counties where she organized and taught 4-H clubs. Ada passed away on March 5 at age 103.

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