Twisted Pair – Invented by Alexander Graham Bell, and used to build the world’s leading communication system by the Employees of the Bell System and its succeeding companies.
Twisted Pair News shares news, events, and obituaries for retirees and current employees of the “phone company”. We serve phone company alumni from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska, and welcome notices on any Ma Bell person – Northwestern Bell, US West, Qwest, CenturyLink, or related companies and contractors.
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Bryan Roman Goebel, age 54 of Stewartville, formerly of Albany, Minnesota, passed away December 5, 2022. Bryan was employed by Upsala Telecom, St. Cloud Comcast, and Century Link. In 2017, he began working at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as a Communication Specialist. Obituary at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/dairyland_peach/name/bryan-goebel-obituary?id=38331438
Lu An Overgard, age 84, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away December 2, 2022. Lu An worked at Northwestern Bell in Council Bluffs. Obituary at https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/26530083/lu-an-overgard
Lloyd L. Mueller, 81, of Dubuque and formerly of Center Point, Iowa, passed away November 16, 2022. His training in communications allowed him to start a career for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1969. His career at the telephone company was a lengthy one as an inside technician for 33 years. Obituary at https://www.thegazette.com/obituaries/lloyd-l-mueller/
Clark Charles Peterson, age 91, of Ottumwa, Iowa, passed away on November 30, 2022. He was employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone company for 37 years. During his tenure he was involved in installing and repairing phone service in thousands of homes while living and working in Hayward, CA, Oskaloosa and Ottumwa area. He and his … Continue reading Clark Peterson
Kathryn “Kathy” Ann (Mielke) Teten, 83, of Talmage, Nebraska, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022. Kathy worked for a time at Northwestern Bell in Omaha. Obituary at https://www.hallfuneral.net/obituary/KathrynKathy-Teten
Shirley Dee “Da ka te ta no ga” Sanache, 75, of Mitchellville and formerly of Tama, Iowa, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022. Shirley worked for Northwestern Bell / US West / Qwest Obituary at https://www.kruse-phillips.com/obituary/shirley-sanache
Merrill “Mike” Allen Heggestuen, age 91, of Detroit Lakes, MN, previously of Fargo, ND, passed away November 28, 2022. Mike worked for Bell Telephone and was very active and served as a steward in the Communications Workers of America union for many years before retiring. Obituary at https://www.karvonenfuneralhome.com/obituary/MerrillMike-Heggestuen
Jean A. Craig, age 74, of Minden, Nebraska, passed away November 7, 2022. Jean worked Northwestern Bell for several years. Obituary at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/jean-craig-11005035
Janet Zajac, age 68, of Crystal, and previously of Hillman, Minnesota, passed away November 20, 2022. Janet worked for the phone company Century Link (formerly Quest/US West) for over 25 years. Obituary at https://www.shelleyfuneralchapels.com/obituaries/Janet-Zajac/#!/Obituary