John B, Pugaczewski, age 80, of White Bear Township, Minnesota, passed away April 28. 2016.
John worked as an engineer at Northwestern Bell (now CenturyLink) for over 38 years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. “John had a long productive career as a network engineer at NW Bell and US West. He was considered one of the top network gurus in the telephone industry. John, and his brother Joe, were key to ensuring NWB/USWC had a world class network.”
Obituary and further information at Mueller Memorial: http://www.muellermemorial.com/book-of-memories/2485918/Pugaczewski-John/obituary.php
Arthur T. Brown, age 91, of Ft. Madison, Iowa, passed away April 30, 2016.
Art retired from Northwestern Bell Telephone Company after twenty five years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Obituary and further information at King-Lynk Funeral Home: http://www.kinglynk.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://hosting-3269.tributes.com/obituary/show/art-brown-103529889
Goldie C. Kendall, age 105, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away April 26, 2016.
Goldie worked 42 years as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell and enjoyed 43 years of retirement.
Obituary and further information at Thauwald Funeral Home: http://thauwaldfuneralhomes.com/component/content/article/40-obituaries/390-goldie-c-kendall
Eugene S. Durham, age 82, of Baxter, Minnesota, passed away April 23, 2016.
Gene’s career in telecommunications moved the family from Brainerd to Baudette and then on to Thief River Falls, ultimately landing in the Twin Cities metro area. Gene worked in various management positions until his retirement in 1990. Gene was also a member of the MN Pioneers.
Obituary and further information at…
Minnesota Pioneers | Obituaries: http://www.mnpioneers.com/news/obits/obits.htm
Brenny Funeral Chapel: http://www.brenny.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/12224/id/3675832
Evelyn Struwe, age 86, of Madison, South Dakota, passed away April 18, 2016.
Evelyn worked for Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator.
Obituary and further information at the Madison Daily Leader Extra | Obituaries: http://www.dailyleaderextra.com/obituaries/article_2b8415c4-066a-11e6-acba-afc12e5df75a.html
Elisabeth F. Stout, age 93, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away April 21, 2016.
Beth worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone during World War II.
Obituary and further information at Des Moines Register | Obituaries: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/obituary.aspx?n=Elisabeth-F-Stout&pid=179733721
Julie Diana Stark, age 68, of Fargo, North Dakota, passed away April 19, 2016.
Julie started working for Northwestern Bell Telephone in 1966 and retired from US West in 1998.
Obituary and further information at Hanson – Runsvold Funeral Home: http://www.hansonrunsvold.com/obituaries/Julie-Stark/#!/Obituary