As a member of the Fergus Falls High School Class of 1988, Robert “Boomer” Moore was an avid outdoorsman and an artist. Following graduation, he received a BA from Montana State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Utah State University. He is currently an instructor/technician in the School of Art at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Moore has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont., and the Watershed Center for Ceramics in Newcastle, Maine. His pieces have been on display in numerous national and international exhibitions, incuding the 2003 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Clay National and the Fletcher Challenge in Auckland, New Zealand.
Bernice Roysland was an elementary music specialist in the Fergus Falls Public Schools for 35 years, from 1957 until 1992. Her musicals and other choral compositions have been performed locally and in other communities. One of her musicals, Susan B. (Anthony) was first presented in 1986 at the “In Celebration of Women” program in Fergus Falls. As a clinician at the national music conference in 1981, she directed her students in a folk opera they helped create. Roysland has been active in A Center for the Arts, the Fergus Falls Writing Group (authoring a novel and poetry), Delta Kappa Gamma, the Fergus Falls Concert Association and church music groups. In 1981 she was named Fergus Falls Teacher of the Year. She earned undergraduate degrees in music and English from Bemidji State University and her master’s in education from the University of North Dakota. Before moving to Fergus Falls, Roysland taught English in Walker, Benson, Bemidji, Duluth and Lewiston, Mont.
Dick Werner, Class of 1962, earned 15 letters – a school record – while participating in football, wrestling, hockey, track and baseball at Fergus Falls High School. As a senior, he was a 1961 WCCO Radio all-state selection in football, won the 1962 District 23 heavyweight wrestling title, and served as captain of the hockey team. As a junior, he was a member of the 1961 Otter state tournament baseball team and won conference and district discus titles in track. Werner went on to star in football at Bemidji State University and lettered in hockey, baseball and track, where he set a school record in discus. After college, he had a tryout with famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. His Fergus Falls business, Rischard Marketing (known as Tag-Up) designs and manufactures items used by professional baseball, football, basketball and hockey teams, as well as by high schools and colleges across the country. In 1986, Werner was inducted into the BSU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Victor “Buzz” Lundeen, Jr. was a member of the Class of 1954, the first class to graduate from what was then the new Roosevelt Senior High. He was class treasurer and involved in athletics, including football and golf. Lundeen attended Macalester College in St. Paul, graduating in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree, then went on to earn his master’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1960. He returned to Fergus Falls to work in the family business, the Victor Lundeen Co., and also enlisted in the Air National Guard, serving in the Guard for six years. In the community, Lundeen has been a past president of Noon Rotary, a director of the Wells Fargo bank, a trustee of the Pioneer Retirement Community Foundation and a recipient of the Salvation Army’s “Others” award for his role in a major fundraising campaign in 1975 (the highest award given to non-staff volunteers). He has also been active in his church, the Chamber of Commerce, Young Life and the YMCA.
Following his graduation from Fergus Falls High School in 1961, Mark Olson earned a degree in economics from St. Olaf College and worked in banking and politics. He returned to Fergus Falls from 1976-88 to serve as president and CEO of Security State Bank, which his father had helped charter in 1957. He was also president of Rotary and on the boards of the YMCA, Concert Association, Chamber of Commerce, Pioneer Home and Lake Region Hospital. In 1986, at the age of 43, Olson became the youngest person elected president of the American Bankers Association. Olson became a partner in the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP in 1988, and he later served as staff director of the Security Subcommittee of the Banking Committee in the U.S. Senate. In 2001 he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Olson was named a Distinguished Alumni of St. Olaf College in 2003.