The Seniors for Biden Council

Dear Friends:

I want you to be aware of something I believe some of your members might be interested in — the Seniors for Biden Council.

Jeri Sparling–a native Minnesotan who worked for Congressman Jim Oberstar in Washington DC has been hired as the Special Projects Director & Director of Senior Outreach for the Biden for President campaign here in Minnesota.  I had a fairly lengthy conversation with Jeri today to learn more about the Senior Council, something I’m very interested in supporting. Jeri explained that she is in the process of building the Senior Council and looking for members.

Jeri’s outreach plan for the Senior Council members includes a weekly zoom meeting to get updates from the campaign, information about events, policies on issues impacting seniors, and ways people can help the Biden/Harris ticket win.  Ways folks can become involved might include:

  • Sharing with friends & family why you are supporting Biden/Harris;
  • Sharing voter education information with friends & family;
  • Writing a letter to the editor; (the campaign can help you with this)
  • Writing postcards to senior voters;
  • Sharing feedback and ideas about the campaign with campaign staff;
  • Phone banking; and
  • Encouraging others to join the Senior Council.

I am hopeful you will find this opportunity to volunteer for the campaign exciting and rewarding. If someone is interested in getting on the e-mail list, please have them let Jeri Sparling know by sending her an e-mail at: including their name, e-mail, phone number and mailing address.

Andy Snope


New Functionality to NEBF/NEAP Online Benefits Portal

We are proud to announce the expansion of new features which will be available July 6, 2018. NEBF Benefit Recipients will be able to print a pension income verification letter and NEAP participants will be able to access their current NEAP account balance in just minutes.

Our Online Benefits portal is accessible to participants through both the NEBF website and the NEAP website by clicking on “Online Benefits.”




Thinking about retirement? Easily generate your NEBF lifetime benefit estimate, including years of service. go to and click on “Online Benefits” to register. It’s that easy. No calling, no waiting.


Moved? You don’t have to write in with your change of address! Simply enter your new adress after securely logging into your account. You’ll receive an email letting you know the change has been made and will take effect within 24-48 hours.


NEBF has notified Local 292 that as of January 1, 2019, IBEW retirees collecting the NEBF Pension may work for a maximum of 600 hours during calendar year 2019 without a monthly hour restriction. To follow suit, the Local 292/NECA Benefits Trustees have agreed to allow retirees to also collect their Local Pension while working a maximum of 600 hours during 2019. Questions may be directed to the Benefits office or the Local 292 business office.

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John A. Kovach, Denzil R. Brossard, Jr., Rodney W. Kossila, Dennis G. Tennison, Lloyd L. Schreiner, Robert J. Hayes

May 2019

Dave H. Swanson, Charles D. Ward, Gerald A. Hagen, Eugene A. Frank

April 2019

Antonio Bosquez, Stephen S. Dibble, Robert M. Kilian, Lester I. Froysa, Reuben M. Johnson

March 2019

Kevin M. Burger, Robert J. Dillon, James R. Emanuelson

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Lawrence B. Bisek, Randal E. Koll, Theodore D. Fasbender, Dougles R. Johnson, Arnold G. Wencel, David M. Hagen, Joseph J. Nash, John M. Anderson, Michael C. Schoumaker

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Dennis Simonson, John Schmitz, Jake Villa, Paul Wermerskirchen, Jeffrey Larson, Dean Johnson, Gary L. Breitenbach

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Paul Bulen, Richard Hagen, Steven Clark

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Joel Knutson, Gerald Herlofsky, Malvin Weisenburger, Kenneth Jones

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Gerald Koskiniemi, Daniel Deef, William Zierman, Raymond Ranallo, James Fulkerson

April 2018

John Evans, Earl Berglund, William Baeten, Ivert Green

March 2018

Kevin Lovdal, Jack Claypatch, James P. McGowan

February 2018

David Burma, Ronald A. Larson

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Peggy Griffin, James Roche, Curtis Mattila


December 2017

John Cookos, Clark Beell, Leroy ‘Roy’ Kramer

November 2017

Nicholas Dickson, John Byers, Lorne Friend, Harley Barton Jr, Charles Nelson

October 2017

Richard Schwab Jr., Jason Hoen, William Peltier, Ronald Madaras

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LeoRoy Rieger, Harold M. Olson, William Waples, Duane Lane, Daniel Lasee, John Sieberz

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Richard Stark, Gerard “Jerry” Albertine

July 2017

Robert Reiter, Calvin McKay, Lewis Rausch

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Norbert Malecha, Merrick Brown, Ian Packo, Jerald Jorgenson

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James Fier, Lynn Christianson, Michael B. King, John “Jack” Zobava

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February 2017

Daniel Bennett, Mike Priem’s Son – William “Todd” Akes, John “Jerry” Pekar, Tom McCoy’s Dad – Thomas Daly McCoy, Donald G. Jacques Wife – Barbara Jacques, Darrin Snaza, Robert Widme’s (deceased) Wife – Lorraine Widme, Lloyd Peterson, Calvin and Wife, Betty Wall, Eugene Tyson, Richard Kunz

January 2017

Charles Lindberg’s (deceased) Wife – Violette Lindberg, Jack Carlson’s Mom – Stacie Carlson, Herbert Lemke, Dale Benson’s Wife – Mary Benson, Ralph Wermerskirchen, Steve Oxley’s Wife – Barbara Oxley, Jerome Grewe, Gary Walen’s Daughter, Jane Luhman, Edward Sanders

December 2016

Gilbert Barnhill Jr., Theodore Platz’s Wife – Patricia Platz

November 2016

John Beverly Javner, Lawrence Martin, Daniel Tolbert, Larry Ludwig’s Father-in-law – Robert Donnay, Todd Moen’s Dad – Roger Moen, Donald Lilledahl, Albert J. ‘Al’ Loehlein

October 2016

James Stephen ‘(Steve)’ Demoret, Bernie Molitor’s Dad – Frank Molitor, Lonnie Rossing’s Dad – Brian Rossing, Wendy Wyatt, Brandon Dickenson’s Daughter – Autumn Dickenson, Edry “James” Hagen, Mark Peterson’s Daughter – Rachel

September 2016

James Aleshires’ Nephew – Bryce Holthaus, Jeff Josephson, Scot Feske’s Dad – Theodore Feske, Julie Bell’s Grandson – Carter Howell, Ernest Desmarais, Tim Ravn’s Uncle – Paul Ravn, Wyman Spoors, Herbert Lemke

August 2016

Richard Grugal, Art Ingebredtsen, Daniel Dixon, Mike Moreen’s Dad – Paul Moreen, Pierre Weinand, Matthew J. Carlson, David Lyons, Mike Parkos’ Sister – Sharon Miller, Gary Carlson, James Aleshire’s Brother – William Aleshire, Matthew Carlson, David Farnham, Gerald Sandstrom, Les Rudolph’s (deceased) Wife – Elizabeth Rudolph

July 2016

Kenneth Jerde, Tim Fischer’s Dad – Ed Fischer, Dion and Dwan Hurt’s Dad – Earnest Fells, Robert Buck, Annette Hurtado’s Brother – Robert Hurtado, Local 12 Staff – Yolanna Grainger’s Dad – William Lemons, Sheldon Vanesse’s Wife – Carolyn Vanesse, Steve Wegwerth’s Mom – Miriam Wegwerth, Pierre Weinand

June 2016

Winston “Bud” Henke, Winston “Bud” Henke’s Wife – Dorothy Kropp, Raymond Kramer, Joe Bertrand’s Mom – Karen Bertrand, Donald Meinhadt’s Wife – Barbara Meinhardt, Richard Streitz, Richard Rainey’s Mom – Yvonne Rainey, Dave Malecha’s Brother – Daniel Malecha, Paul Remus’ Mom – Loraine Remus, Jeana Kunkel’s Grandmother – Isabel Kunkel, Joe Koppi’s (deceased) Wife / Joe, Sue and Teresa’s Mom – Mary Kay Koppi, John Schlitz’s Brother – Terry Schlitz, John Gordharner’s (deceased) Wife – Janet Gordharner, Vincent Feuerstein’s Wife – Janice Feuerstein, Kenneth Jerde

May 2016

Robert Keegan, James Vande Velde, Mark Blegen’s Mom – Fern Blegen, William Schwartz, Edward McKay Owner – Gopher Electric, Justin Oase

April 2016

Gerald Degidio, Byron Kinkel”s (deceased) Wife – Nancy Kinkel, Clarence Mickelburg’s (deceased) Wife – Mildred Mickelburg, Myron Bipes’ Wife – Carol Bipes, Brian Peterson’s Mom – Velma Peterson, Joseph Swierczyk, Lawrence Franks

March 2016

Dennis Niemi’s Mom, Margaret Niemi, Ronald Buchholz’s Wife – Deanna Buchholz, Cameron Strand

February 2016

Gail Bangle’s (292 Trust Office) Husband – Donny Bangle, Ted T. Johnson, Paul W. Kariniemi, Warren Day, Gerry Wegner, Mary Wittig’s Mom – Wilma Wittig, Cyril Kalthoff, Daniel Reichel, Dexter Powell’s Dad – Charles Washington, Frank S. Slovak Jr, Bruce Troge’s Dad – Clair Troge, Marvin Schaeffer


Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm for a light snack, refreshments and our monthly retiree meeting.In-person Retiree Meeting

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. In-person

Henry Miller Meeting Room