Catherine C. “Katie” Donahue, age 90, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away June 29, 2016.
Katie started working at Northwestern Bell in 1943 as a part-time operator, retiring in 1980 with 38 years of service. She was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers and the CWA telephone union.
Obituary and further information at Pape Funeral Home: http://www.papefh.com/index.php?controller=obituary&action=show&title=catherine-katie-donahue
Tom started in St Peter, Minnesota, as a Lineman with Northwestern Bell. He worked there as a Splicer, Combination Technician, and Equipment Technician, He moved to Willmar MN in 1970 as a Cable Maintenance Supervisor, then on to other supervisory positions in Litchfield, Olivia and St Cloud. In 1984 he transferred to the Twin Cities area with US West and worked numerous positions within the Plant department as the company evolved into Qwest Communications. For the last 12 years Tom has worked as an Engineer-II with CenturyLink in Anoka, Minnesota, and will end his career with over 46 years of service.
For information on the combined retirement party for Tom and Jim Klosterman, please contact them directly.
Melvin F. Stevens, age 85, of Denison, and previously of Carroll, Iowa, passed away June 26, 2016.
Mel began his career as a Lineman with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Lancaster, California. He transferred to Carroll, Iowa, in 1968 where he completed his 30 year career with the company.
Obituary and further information at Pfannebecker Funeral Home: https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?CFID=7d6550e9-fc0a-40aa-bd22-91de55b948fd&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=3763763&fh_id=14503
Kathy J. Frances, age 63, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
Kathy was a billing specialist at Century Link, where she retired after 30 years.
Obituary and further information at McLarens Resthaven Chapel and Mortuary: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kathy-Frances&lc=4511&pid=180340440&mid=6969949
Marjorie “Marge” L. Gamm, age 91, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away June 21, 2016.
Marge worked for Northwestern Bell in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Obituary and further information at Mahn Funeral Home: http://www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Marjorie-Gamm/#!/Obituary
Patricia DeBoer, age 77, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away June 23, 2016.
Patricia had worked for Northwestern Bell.
Obituary and further information at Miller Funeral Home: http://www.millerfh.com/sitemaker/sites/Miller4/obit.cgi?user=15215762_PDeBoer
Gladyce Larrabee, age 84, of Fargo, North Dakota, and previously of New Brighton, Minnesota, passed away June 21, 2016.
Gladyce worked for Northwestern Bell in Fargo, ND and New Brighton, MN.
Obituary and further information at Boulger Funeral Home: boulgerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/gladyce-larrabee/