Wayne A. Garvin

Wayne A. Garvin,  age 70, of Manchester, Iowa,  passed away November 16, 2017.

Wayne A. Garvin

Wayne retired from Qwest Telephone Co. in 1995.  He was a member of the Communication Workers of America.

Obituary and further information at Murdoch Funeral Home: http://www.murdochfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Wayne-Garvin/#!/Obituary


Colleen Louise (Crowley) Johnson

Colleen Louise (Crowley) Johnson,  age 93,  of Woodbury, Minnesota and previously of Mason City, Iowa,  passed away November 19, 2017.

Colleen L.  Johnson

Colleen worked at Ohio Bell Telephone Company in Akron as an operator, CAMA operator, and overseas teletype operator.  In 1961 she transferred to Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Mason City where she worked as an operator, service assistant and Business Service Training Instructor for North Central Iowa.

Obituary and further information at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel: http://www.colonialchapels.com/obituaries/Colleen-Johnson-4/#!/Obituary

Arthur James Norby

Arthur James Norby,  age 89,  of Palm Desert, California and previously of Fargo, North Dakota,  passed away November 23, 2017.


Arthur worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 30 years.  Upon retiring from NWB, he started a company to manufacture decorator telephones.  After several years of marketing consulting, he was one of the founders of the NWB Retiree Association and the National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) where he served as President.

Obituary and further information at Inforum.com | Obituaries: https://www.inforum.com/obituaries/4365087-arthur-james-norby

Joseph M. Stoakes

Joseph M. Stoakes,  age 82,  of Cedar Falls, Iowa,  passed away November 22, 2017.

Joseph M

In 1956 Joe started his career with what was then Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Waterloo.  He worked as a third-shift toll test-man (long-distance troubleshooter) for nearly 40 years.

Obituary and further information at The Courier | Obituaries: http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/joseph-m-stoakes/article_5bede645-29e0-5ed7-8d89-7e38c3fedd67.html

Raymond “Ray” Paul George

Raymond “Ray” Paul George,  age 72,  of Morris, Minnesota,  passed away November 22, 2017.

Raymond "Ray" Paul George

Ray started working for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in St Paul.  In January 1978 Ray transferred to Morris. He worked for the telephone company 33 years before retiring in 2004.

Obituary and further information at Cahill Funeral Chapel: http://www.cahillfuneralchapel.com/obituary/raymond-ray-george