Category Archives: DN – Minnesota

Doris “Arlene” Miller

Doris “Arlene” Miller,  age 92,  of Columbus, Ohio,  and previously of Minnesota, passed away November 14, 2018.

D. Arlene Miller

Arlene went to work for Northwestern Bell in 1943. She was a manager until 1955 when she married Glenn Miller and transferred to Ohio Bell in Columbus, Ohio.  She started as an operator at OBT and retired as a manager in traffic in 1982.  She was a past president of telecom pioneers.

Obituary and further information at Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services:!/Obituary


Mahlon “Mike” Clasen

Mahlon Charles “Mike” Clasen, 84, of Pharr, Texas and formerly of St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away October 30, 2018.


Mike worked as an engineer for Northwestern Bell.  He was on the engineering team that developed the 911 emergency system.

Obituary and further information at Pioneer Press / Obituaries:

Nancy Goodnow Woods

Nancy Goodnow-Woods,  age 81, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Sioux City, IA,  and Minneapolis, MN,  passed away January 22, 2018.

Nancy Goodnow Woods,

Following high school, Nancy began work at Northwestern Bell as an operator and then in their public office.  Nancy transferred later to Minneapolis with the phone company where she was frequently recognized for outstanding work.

Obituary and further information at Sioux City Journal / Obituaries:

Carol Sobota

Carol Sobota,  age 76,  of St. Paul, Minnesota,  passed away November 1, 2018.

Carol SOBOTA Obituary

Carol was a longtime employee of CenturyLink (formerly Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.) and retired in 1990.

Obituary and further information at Pioneer Press / Obituaries: