Category Archives: DN – Minnesota

Elton Menard

Elton J. Menard,  age 71,  of Sandstone, Minnesota,  passed away December 6, 2018.

Elton Joseph Menard

Elton was an electrical engineer and a circuit design supervisor by trade. He worked at a variety of different places throughout the years, which included Northwestern Bell, AT&T and Qwest. “Elton worked the Downtown St Paul Toll, the SARTS test center in St Paul and CPC Minneapolis.”

Obituary and further information at Methven Funeral and Cremation Services:


Jerome “Jerry” E. Femrite

Jerome “Jerry” E. Femrite,  age 84,  of Grand Rapids, Minnesota,  passed away December 10, 2018.

Jerome Edward Femrite

Jerry was employed with Northwestern Bell in Minneapolis, retiring in 1986.  Upon retirement, Jerry and Mary moved to Grand Rapids, MN.

Obituary and further information at Rowe Funeral Home:

Ron Novak

Ron Novak,  age 77,  of Garfield, Arkansas, and previously of St Paul, Minnesota,  passed away November 20, 2018.

Ron Novak Obituary

In 1965, Ron started his career with Northwestern Bell in the Yellow Pages department, retiring in 2000.

Obituary and further information at The Gazette/Obituaries:

Richard D. Neumann

Richard D. Neumann,  age 84,  of Rochester, Minnesota,  passed away November 18, 2018.

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Richard worked for various positions at AT&T/Northwestern Bell Telephone in Faribault, Owatonna, Red Wing, Northfield, Austin, and Rochester.  He then worked four years for the University of Minnesota.  He was President of the Rochester Exchange Club in 1978.

Obituary and further information at Macken Funeral Home: