Harlan G. Bloomquist, age 88, of Grand Island, Nebraska, passed away August 7, 2018.
Harlan was employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone, where he worked for 31 years, before moving to AT&T until his retirement in November, 1986. After retirement, he was a general contractor in communications at St. Francis Medical Center until 2003.
Source: Harlan G. Bloomquist Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information
Willis “Bill” Andersen, age 87, of Scottsdale, Arizona and previously of Burke, South Dakota, passed away August 4, 2018.
Upon discharge from active military duty, Bill began working with Northwestern Bell and continued working with the company for 40 years. He was a lineman, installer, equipment and office manager. Bill was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
Source: In Memory of Willis “Bill” Andersen — Clausen Funeral Home, Burke, SD
Helen I. “Renee” Costello, age 85, of Omaha, Nebraska passed away August 2, 2018.
Work history for Renee was unavailable.
Source: Helen I. “Renee” Costello – Heafey Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Marlene B. Hogenson, age 83, of Naples, Florida, and previously of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away July 25, 2018.
Marlene worked for US West for 26 years.
Obituary and further information at Naples Daily News / Obituaries: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/naplesnews/obituary.aspx?n=marlene-b-hogenson&pid=189830544
Dale Ray LaFaver, of Fair Grove, Missouri and previously of Burlington / Indianola / Pollock, Iowa, passed away July 11, 2018.
Dale went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as lineman and moved on to be an installer/repairman. He moved to Indianola, Iowa and worked as a foreman for a line crew out of Des Moines and finally retired as an engineer for NWB in 1985 after thirty-three years of service. Dale was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
Obituary and further information at Ruschmeier Funeral Home: https://www.ruschmeierfuneralhomes.com/notices/Dale-LaFaver
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Mary M. Bartels, age 88, of Broussard, Louisiana, previously of Keokuk and Iowa City, Iowa, passed away July 31, 2018.
Mary started working for Northwestern Bell Telephone in 1947 as an operator and supervisor, leaving in 1953.
Obituary and further information at Delhomme Funeral Home: https://www.delhommefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Mary-Bartels-3/#!/Obituary