With the spring semester coming to a close and all the things that means for us as students, we must not forget to welcome our new brothers! Our 2013 pledge class starting in the back row (from left to right) is as follows:
Ryan Quasney, Derek Sherman, Trevor Devitt, Royce Haines, Devin DiPiazza, Austin Anderson, Sean Seefeldt, Sam Birkeland, Cale Moore, Ethan Powell, Christian Fredrickson.
Our very own brother Ryan Hopfinger has been nominated for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology M-Week King. Brother Hopfinger, a double-major in electrical engineering and math, is from Aberdeen, South Dakota. His hobbies include deriving, integrating, and singing in the school choir. He is a Leo, half-Hispanic, and a graduating senior. Brother Hopfinger recently accepted a job offer from Cargill, and plans to try out for the Omaha Storm Chasers, a minor-league baseball team. Good luck Brother Hopfinger!
IDINGTON, MINN. | Benjamin Earl Holmes, 21, died unexpectedly Monday, June 25, 2012, at home. He was born April 2, 1991, in Virginia, the son of Stacey Hazen and Jonathan Holmes. He attended Cook High School and Mesabi Range College, graduating in 2009. Ben spent the past three years at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD, majoring in geological engineering. He was a member of Theta Tau fraternity.
Ben’s passions were hunting, fishing, animals, golfing, snowmobiling, cooking, camping, shooting, video games, hot sauces, and electronic gadgets of all types. He was an easygoing, good-natured young man who could bring a smile to anyone’s face. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
Ben is survived by his parents, Stacey Hazen of Spearfish, SD, and Jonathan Holmes of Idington; brother, Nate Holmes; grandparents, Jim and Alice Hazen; uncles, Mike (Sheri) Holmes and Chris (Joyce) Holmes; aunts, Sharon Holmes and Rachel Holmes; cousins, Jason (Sarah) Skaggs, Jenny Holmes, Matt Holmes, Sam Holmes, Seth Holmes, Simon Holmes, Max Skaggs, Linda Reese, Missy Hazen and Matt Hazen; special friend, Jennifer Stevens; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Arden and Gladys Holmes; and brother, Jared.
A Gathering Time for Family and Friends will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Mike and Sheri Holmes residence in Idington, 8123 Hwy 53. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. Inurnment will be in the Idington Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Contented Critters in Makinen.
Family Services provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia. To share personal remembrances online, please see www.baumanfuneralhome.com.
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