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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Beverly A. McCardle, age 88, of Brandon, Iowa, passed away January 22, 2023. Bev was a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell. Obituary at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/bulletin-journal/name/beverly-mccardle-obituary?id=38736688
Esther Arlene Styba, age 94, of Winona, Minnesota, passed away January 6, 2023. Esther was employed as a Service Representative for 22 years at Northwestern Bell. She also served many years as the secretary of the CWA Union Local. Obituary at https://www.abbottfh.com/obituaries/Esther-A-Styba?obId=26847528
Timothy Allen Kennedy, age 73 of Grand Forks passed away on Saturday January 21, 2023. Tim was employed by CenturyLink for 42 years, retiring in 2017. Obituary at https://www.amundsonfuneralhome.com/obituary/timothy-kennedy
Arlene Martinsen Lundquist, age 93, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota passed away January 1, 2023. Arlene started at Northwestern Bell in Centerville as an operator, She later transferred to Sioux Falls where she worked until her retirement. Obituary at https://www.wassfuneralhome.com/obituary/arkene-lundquist
Betty Jean Hoffman, age 78, of Sidney, Nebraska, passed away January 2023. Betty worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator in Winner, South Dakota. Later, in Chadron, Nebraska, she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company until they closed in 1973. In 1974. Obituary at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/betty-hoffman-obituary?id=38700184
George Albert Puralewski, age 70 of Davenport, Iowa, passed away January 5, 2023. George started working for Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Northwestern Bell, Pacific Bell, and then the mother company, AT&T. In 1972 George met his wife who also worked for Illinois Bell. They traveled with AT&T, living in Illinois, Minnesota, California, Iowa, Colorado, and…
Marilyn Hemenway, age 84, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away January 16, 2023. Marilyn worked for many years as District Manager of corporate taxes for Northwestern Bell/AT&T. Obituary at https://www.bramanmortuary.com/obituary/marilyn-hemenway
Frances Flugaur, age 94, of Hopkins, Minnesota, passed away January 8, 2023. Frances retired from Northwestern Bell. Obituary at https://www.washburn-mcreavy.com/obituaries/Frances-Flugaur/#!/Obituary
Jody B. Kelly, age 92, of Ames, Iowa, passed away on January 15, 2023. Jody was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for many years. Obituary at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ames-ia/jody-kelly-11109036
Julie S. Morton, age 68, of St Louis Park, Minnesota, passed away 1-1-2023. Born in St. Paul, Julie grew up and was schooled in Little Canada, graduated from the University of Minnesota Journalism school, started as an operator at the phone company and served there for decades rising through the ranks until she retired with…