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Retiree and family escape wildfire

Read about Bernie Rosander and his family, who narrowly escaped the Paradise, California wildfires in early November.

A milestone birthday

Happy Birthday to Denman Kramer, who turned 100 years old on December 25!

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Pat Hartley

Pat Hartley 

Retired in: October 2012

Position(s): Relief operator, shift supervisor, assistant plant manager, operations manager, plant manager

Memories: The people I worked with and the challenges we overcame.

Favorite thing about retirement: Time to volunteer and help people. The ability to travel.





Mary Obligato

Mary Obligato 

Retired in: April 1998

Position(s): Accounting clerk, customer service clerk, meter reader, home energy auditor, residential account rep, Rockton, IL community rep (additional reps), commercial account rep, industrial account rep, plus temp assignments on IL rate case and gas main expansion evaluation

Memories: My co-workers who always kept life interesting, and serving the customers’ diverse needs provided many challenges and serving them gave a lot of satisfaction. I’m also very grateful for the assistance WPL provided me when I earned my BA from Beloit College in 1986.

Favorite thing about retirement: Time to pursue my dilatant habits and volunteer as I try to continually serve others while having fun!

Rozena McVey

Rozena McVey 

Retired in: January 1999

Position(s): Legal assistant

Memories: Traveling our service territory mapping and writing legal descriptions for refranchising our electric lines; working with employees on project teams

Favorite thing about retirement: Traveling, winters in Texas, volunteer activities (have turned in volunteer hours since it started)