Category Archives: DN – Minnesota

Gregory Cramer

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.

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Kenneth “Ken” Purdes

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.

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