Ila Mae (Tastad) Uptagrafft, age 84, of Rochester, Minnesota, and previously of Mitchell, S.D., passed away June 3, 2018.
During her senior year of high school, at the age of 18, Ila began working at Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator. She worked there for 34 years, starting in Mitchell and eventually transferring to Rochester, where she retired as an Engineering Clerk. After her retirement, she enjoyed keeping up with the “telephone ladies,” meeting them for coffee and conversation.
Obituary and further information at the Post-Bulletin / Obituaries: http://www.postbulletin.com/obituaries/ila-uptagrafft—-rochester/article_bc1a31a3-f213-5058-9d5a-a9cb3a84eb0f.html