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Velma Marie Husman

Velma Marie Husman,  age 99,  of Sioux Falls, South Dakota,  passed away February 19, 2018.

Velma worked for Northwestern Bell for 27 years and retired in 1978.

Obituary and further information at George Boom Funeral Home:


Jon Virgil Peglow

Jon Virgil Peglow,  age 74,  of Owatonna, Minnesota,  passed away February 16, 2018.

Jon Peglow

Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Jon lived in California where he began his career in the telecommunications field.  He later transferred to Owatonna and worked at Northwestern Bell, US West, Quest and Century Link for 35 years.

Obituary and further information at the Owatonna People’s Press / obituaries:

Frances (Fran) Rosemary Salvato

Frances (Fran) Rosemary Salvato,  age 95,  of Des Moines, Iowa,  passed away February 16, 2018.

Frances (Fran) Salvato Obituary

Fran worked for Northwestern Bell/AT&T selling advertising for the Yellow Pages until she retired in the early 1980’s.

Obituary and further information at the Des Moines Register / Obituaries:

Colleen Boyle

Colleen Boyle,  age 90,  of Mason City, Iowa,  passed away February 08, 2018.

Colleen Q. Boyle

Colleen worked for Northwestern Bell in Mason City as a long distance operator for 30 years.  She was active in the formation of the union, National Federation of Telephone Workers and participated in the Telephone Pioneers providing community service as a member of the Clown Troop.

Obituary and further information at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel:!/Obituary