1945 ~ 2018
Captain Dean Greeno, age 73, passed away on November 12, 2018. Dean was born April 15, 1945 to Walter and Ruth Greeno. He grew up in the small town of Rudyard, Montana, where his family farmed wheat.
An avid athlete, Dean played several sports and excelled at basketball which he played in high school and college. While attending the University of Montana he discovered his first love, flying airplanes.
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Ronald Thomas Bowlen
1984 ~ 2018
Captain Ron Bowlen, age, 62, passed away at home on September 6th with his family at his side. He had fought a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 11, 1956 in Wichita Falls, Ron was the son of Robert and Geneva Bowlen. He was a 1974 graduate of Hirschi High School in Wichita Falls and a 1978 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University at Durant, OK.
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Robert ‘Tom’ Niederer
1958 ~ 2018
Captain Tom Niederer, age 59, passed away unexpectedly on August 02, 2018. His passing was related to an automobile accident a few months ago.
Born to Bob and Diane Niederer on October 19, 1958. Tom grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and graduated from Jefferson High School. After high school Tom pursued an aviation education at the University of North Dakota, graduating with an Aviation Sciences degree.
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Richard O. Gladish
1931 ~ 2018
Captain Richard O. Gladish, age 86, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 in Lewiston, Idaho. Dick was born Sept. 22, 1931 at Colfax, Washington to Oscar Elijah and Janet (Riley) Gladish, the third child of three sons and a daughter. He grew up in Pullman, Washington where his father was principal of Pullman High School for 32 years. Dick excelled in science, band (baritone/euphonium), and shop. In those years many western high schools had competitive student marksmanship teams, this was a good match for Dick who participated and earned high marksmanship awards in both high school and college.
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William C. Fellinger
1938 ~ 2018
Captain William ‘Bill’ Fellinger, age 79, passed away at home with his wife at his side on July 21, 2018. Born the oldest of three siblings, Bill grew up in St. Paul where he attended high school. His athletic abilities were apparent when he found his niche as a pitcher on his high school baseball team. After high school Bill studied at the University of Minnesota for two years before enlisting in the Navy as an Aviation Cadet.
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Thomas Mathew Dummer
1932 ~ 2018
Captain Tom Dummer, age 85, recently of Edina, MN, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 26,2018. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita.
Tom was born in 1932 during the depression, the youngest of eight children to Stella and William Dummer. His father died when he was just 4 years old. This left his family in a bad spot. He often told stories of how poor they were, having to paint the shoes on their feet, the food on the plates and the furniture on the walls. He grew up fast, being taught by his older brothers and sisters and at the age of seven began working on nearby farms for the summer.
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