Category Archives: DN – Iowa

Vyrlee (Lee) Ahlberg

Vyrlee (Lee) Faye Ahlberg, age 84, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away September 1, 2018.

Vyrlee "Lee" Ahlberg

Lee worked as a telephone operator from 1977 until her retirement in 1994.

Obituary and further information at Memorial Services of Iowa: http://hosting-24883.tributes.com/obituary/show/vyrlee-lee-ahlberg-106480851

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Willadean “Willie” Roberts

Willadean “Willie” Marie Roberts,  age 86,  of Burlington, Iowa,  passed away September 16, 2018.

Willadean Roberts

Willadean worked as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring after 37 years.

Obituary and further information at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home: https://www.prughfuneralservice.com/notices/WilladeanWillie-Roberts

Melford Flynn

Melford Gene Flynn,  age 91,  of Jacksonville, Florida, and previously of Des Moines, Iowa,  passed away September 23, 2018.

Obituary of Melford Gene Flynn

Mel spent a large part of his professional life working on radio and communication equipment and as being a long-range planner for Northwestern Bell/AT&T in Des Moines.

Obituary and further information at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/jacksonville-fl/melford-flynn-7998066

Arnita M Searle

Arnita M Searle,  age 94,  of Mason City, Iowa,  passed away August 27, 2018.

Arnita Mae Searle

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