Betty Baer, age 91, of Minneapolis and previously of Hamel, Minnesota, passed away March 20, 2023.
Betty worked for Northwestern Bell for 43 years and was a member of the CenturyLink Retirees.
Obituary at https://m.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000453838/
Roger Arvid Nelsen, age 86, of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away February 5, 2023.
Roger worked for the Bell System .
Obituary at https://www.washburn-mcreavy.com/obituaries/Roger-Nelsen/#!/Obituary
Gregory D. Cramer, age 75, of Plymouth, Minnesota, passed away March 11, 2023.
Greg began his career with Western Electric which led to a transfer to Northwestern Bell in 1974. Until his retirement in 1999, he held many positions: Sales, Human Resources and Information Systems.
Obituary at https://video.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000453214/?fullname=gregory-d-cramer
June Plekkenpol, age 88, of Shakopee Minnesota, passed away March 12, 2023.
June worked at Northwestern Bell for 33 years.
Obituary at https://www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/June-P-Plekkenpol?obId=27486417#/obituaryInfo
Jean M. Kreutzer, age 86, of Brownsville, Minnesota, passed away March 10, 2023.
Jean worked for Ma Bell and U.S. West Telephone Companies for 43 years, retiring in 1998. She lived in Caledonia, Owatonna, MN, Des Moines, IA and White Bear Lake, MN
Obituary at https://www.mccormickfuneralhome.net/obituaries/Jean-Kreutzer/#!/Obituary
Walter “Walt” Heino, age 99 of Champlin, Minnesota, passed away March 2, 2023.
Walt worked at Northwestern Bell Phone Company for 36 years.
Obituary at https://www.thurston-deshaw.com/obituary/walter-heino
Betty J. Schulte-Brown, 93, of LaCrescent, Minnesota, and formerly of Manly, passed away February 13, 2023.
Betty began worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, working her way up from operator to management.
Obituary at https://www.colonialchapels.com/obituaries/Betty-Schulte-Brown/#!/Obituary
Marian M. O’Keefe, age 77, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away February 1, 2023.
Marian worked for Northwestern Bell for over 40 years. After retirement she enjoyed staying connected with her phone company coworkers and playing Bunco.
Obituary at https://www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/obituary/marian-okeefe
Shirley Horner, age 91, of Warroad, Minnesota, passed away February 23, 2023.
Shirley worked at Northwestern Bell in Warroad at the time they still asked “Number Please?” until the telephone office there closed.
Obituary at https://www.helgesonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Shirley-Horner
Kenneth Lawrence Purdes, age 78, of , Lindstrom, Minnesota, passed away February 8, 2023.
Working for Northwestern Ken met the love of his life, Ellie, with whom he shared forty-one years of marriage. After a 30-year career with the phone company, Ken and Ellie “semi” retired, starting a business together as an owner-operator trucking team and traveling the entirety of the US for 16 years, enjoying many sights along the way.
Obituary at https://www.grandstrandfh.com/obituaries/Kenneth-L-Purdes?obId=27259004#/obituaryInfo