John William Richart, age 95, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away November 27, 2022.
John was hired by Northwestern Bell and moved to Des Moines, IA, and later transferred to Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha, NE, eventually being promoted to District Manager before his retirement in 1983.
Obituary at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/john-richart-obituary?id=38262920
David Michael Turgeon, age 71, of Hamill, South Dakota, passed November 16, 2022.
David worked for 45 years in telecommunications, retiring from Golden West Communications December 31, 2018.
Obituary at https://www.masonfh.com/obituary/david-turgeon
Linda “Lin” Larson, age 74, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
Lin worked for Northwestern Bell for over 30 years.
Obituary at https://www.millerfh.com/obituary/linda-lin-larson?fh_id=16059
Leslie (Les) Wayne Pribble, age 90 of Whitewood, SD, passed away October 23rd, 2022.
Les worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 30+ years until retirement.
Obituary at https://www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com/obituary/leslie-pribble
Jacqueline A. Duncan, age 83, of Rapid City, SD, passed away October 18, 2022.
Denise relocated to Tucson, AZ, where she began her career with Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph.
On June 3, 1966, she married Raymond L. Duncan in Tucson. At the time of their marriage, Ray, also a Mountain Bell employee, served as Director of Civilian Communications at Davis – Monthan AFB. After stops with Mountain Bell in Wilcox and Globe, AZ, the family moved to Yankton, SD, during a blizzard in November 1969, to be closer to Jacque’s family and live in “God’s Country,” as Ray liked to tell people. Both Jacque and Ray had long careers with Northwestern Bell, retiring after 34 and 42 years, respectively. This could explain why the Duncan’s had 11 telephones in their house.
Obituary at https://www.kirkfuneralhome.com/obituary/jacquelin-duncan
Viola “Vi” Hoover, 92, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota passed away November 3, 2022.
Vi worked for Northwestern Bell which later became U.S. West for 21 years retiring in 1995.
Obituary at https://www.georgeboom.com/obituary/viola-vi-hoover
Raymond Dale Peters, age 88, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away October 18, 2022.
Ray worked for Northwestern Bell in locations throughout Iowa until his retirement in 1984.
Obituary at https://www.millerfh.com/obituary/raymond-peters
Ceniva Kom, 83, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away October 6, 2022.
Ceniva started with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1957. She was able to transfer to different cities with Bell Telephone and worked in Denver, Rapid City, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls. She retired from the Bell Telephone Company in 1987.
Obituary at https://www.aberdeennews.com/obituaries/pabd0326118
Dorothy Dicus, 93, of Mitchell, SD, passed away September 29, 2022.
Dorothy began her career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1951, and served there in several capacities until her retirement in 1976.
Obituary at https://www.bittnerfuneralchapel.com/dorothy_dicus
Larry D. Peterson, age 81, of Huron, South Dakota, passed away October 11, 2022
Larry worked for the telephone company his whole career, retiring after 40 years. During this time, he was a member of and served as the President of the Union, CWA #7506, and was a board member of HB Telco Federal Credit Union for many years. He often talked about working the Great Flood in Rapid City. After retiring from the telephone company, he worked for Venture Comm installing fiber optic, worked for his brother, Gary, installing phone systems.
Obituary at https://www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com/obituary/larry-peterson