David J. Folske, age 75, of Bismarck, North Dakota, passed away September 17, 2018.
Dave attended North Dakota College State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND where he obtained Electronics Technology degree. After obtaining his degree he began his career with the telephone companies, most notably Northwestern Bell back in the day. He rose through the ranks only to retire from Northwestern Bell/ATT/US West/ Qwest. He then started his career again with with local rural telephone cooperatives. He worked most of his career in Grafton, ND where he raised his family, then onto Rugby, Devils Lake, Fargo and Bottineau.
Obituary and further information at Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Services: http://www.krebsbachfuneralservice.com/obituary/david-folske
Lyle Marvin Holm, age 90, of Shakopee, Minnesota, passed away September 15, 2018.
Lyle worked many years as a telephone technician for Northwestern Bell, US West and Qwest.
Obituary and further information at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home: https://www.ballardsunderfuneral.com/lyle-marvin-holm/
Arnita M Searle, age 94, of Mason City, Iowa, passed away August 27, 2018.
After graduating from Mason City High School in 1941, Arnita worked as a telephone operator with Pacific Bell in San Francisco, California. She later moved back to Mason City, and continued working as a telephone operator with U.S. West (formerly Northwestern Bell) until her retirement in 1981. Arnita was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
Obituary and further information at Major Erickson Funeral Home: http://www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Arnita-Mae-Searle?obId=3251356#/obituaryInfo
Elvina Crawford-Follum, age 87, of Rapid City, South Dakota, passed September 18, 2018.
Elvina worked 33 years with Northwestern Bell holding various management positions.
Obituary and further information at Kirk Funeral Home: http://kirkfuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/KirkFu1/obit.cgi?user=27405458_ECrawfordFollum
Kevin Fuller, age 78, of Jamestown and formerly of Edgeley, Noth Dakota, passed away September 13, 2018.
Kevin was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and was a dedicated employee.
Obituary and further information at The Jamestown Sun / Obituaries: https://www.jamestownsun.com/obituaries/4500314-kevin-fuller
Sandra Kay Thornton, age 72, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away September 16, 2018.
Sandra retired from Northwestern Bell.
Obituary and further information at Ankeny Funeral Home: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ankeny-ia/sandra-thornton-7991245
Edward “Ed” Schenatzki, age 87, of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, passed away September 11, 2018.
Ed retired from Northwestern Bell in 1983.
Obituary and further information at Larson Funeral Home: http://www.larsonfuneralpelicanrapids.com/obituary/edward-ed-schenatzki