Ellen Opperman, Iowa Chapter Membership Representative, Retired
1501 State St Apt 423, Bettendorf IA 52722
(C) 563-940-3979, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartley D. Alley, UPMA Legal Defense Attorney,
23107 Fairway Brg., San Antonio, TX 78258-7129
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- OPM scam alert 3/22/2017
3/22/2017 UPMA Gold
OPM SCAM ALERT: www.opm.gov from Carrie Kuester
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a Scam Alert to all Federal Retirees regarding a scam in which imposters are contacting federal annuitants to try to steal money from them. This is how the scam works: An imposter claiming to be an OPM employee contacts a retired federal employee and threatens to cut off his/her retirement payments and tells them that a magistrate will prosecute. Then the imposter demands an immediate payment. The imposter can sound quite convincing and my actually use real names and titles. They may also have identifiable information on the retiree they contact.
Remember, OPM never makes phone calls such as these to retired federal employees, so DO NOT fall for any such phone calls.
If you have encountered or may encounter one of these scams, please report it to the OPM Office of Inspector General by calling the hotline at 877-499-7295 or use the OPM online complaint form which can be found on the IG Section of the OPM website www.opm.gov Please share this alert with your federal retiree friends who may not have e-mail.
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April 21 - 23, 2023
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Maxine E. Stein, Postmaster of Newhall, IA 52315, retired January 27, 1989.
She was born November 25, 1927 and passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at the age of 89.
John William Schlump, Postmaster of Charles City, IA 50616, retired December 28, 2007.
He was born March 24, 1947 and passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the age of 70.
Mary Lou(Okey) Strandberg - PM Callendar, IA 50523 retired June 3, 1994.
She was born July 25, 1930 and passed on Aug 23,2017 at the age of 87.
James (Jim) Reinig, PM of Garner, IA 50438 and retired 9/28/1992.
He was born February 16, 1928 and passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at the age of 89.
Leona Bender, Postmaster of Springville, IA 52336, retired March 4, 1983.
She was born June 5, 1920, passed away November 9, 2017 at the age of 97.
Frank Pontious, Postmaster of Sac City, IA 50583 retired April 30, 1986.
He was born December 6, 1927 and passed on November 21, 2017.
JoAnn M. Schneekloth, Postmaster of Malcom, IA 50157, retired November 20, 2001.
Born October 16, 1933, died December 6, 2017 at the age of 84.
Paul Green, Postmaster of Gowrie, IA 50543 retired April 30, 1992.
He was born February 29, 1932 in Milton, Wisconsin and died December 8, 2017 in Boone, IA at the age of 85.
Rodger L. Johnston, Postmaster of West Liberty, IA 52776, retired February 14, 1975.
Born on July 28, 1916 and passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 101.
Todd Ohlsen, Postmaster of Ogden, IA 50212 retired July 31, 2012.
He was born in Lake City, Iowa, on March 21, 1960 and died on February 19, 2018 at the age of 57.
Betty Louise(Mellering) Duwe, Postmaster of Garnavillo, Iowa, 52049 Retired June 3, 1988.
She was born May 31, 1923 and died March 2, 2018 at the age of 94.
Carol Margaret Thieman, OIC and Postmaster of Marble Rock, IA 50653, retired July 11, 2005.
She was born on August 24, 1944 and passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the age of 73.
Dorothea M. Watnem, previous Auxiliary Officer, born August 4, 1939 in Fort Dodge, IA and died February 28, 2019, age 79. Husband Bruce Watnem, Retired Postmaster, Pocahontas, IA.
Julie Clancy, Postmaster Manning lost her husband Easter Sunday. Julie Clancy
PO Box 52
Halbur, IA 51444
Reuben Jacob, Postmaster Winterset and
Stan Jacob (formerly IT) lost their brother.
Cards may be sent to:
PO Box 9998
Winterset IA 50273
April 15, 2019 Kate Aulner's husband passed away today from a massive heart attack. You will remember Kate had been the Postmaster in Spirit Lake. She just lost her mother the end of February. Kate Aulner
511 Walnut St
Alexandria SD 57311
April 2019 Memorial Service
Vernis "Vern" Van Riper, Postmaster of Missouri Valley, IA 51555. Retired September 1992. Born January 25, 1940 and died July 13, 2018, Age 78.
Robert W. Grote, Postmaster of Portsmouth, IA 51565. retired November 1984. He was born July 31, 1922 and died on March 14, 2019, age 96.
Bernice (Brush) Smith, Postmaster of Lynnville, IA 50153, Retired October 1992. She was born August 29, 1929 and died November 5, 2017, age 88
Bernard "Bud" Smith, Postmaster of Mason City IA 50401, retired December 1986. Born August 22, 1929 and died February 16, 2019, age 90.
Phyllis J. Briese, Postmaster of Meriden, IA 51037. Retired October 2003.
Born April 16, 1935, died February 10, 2019, age 83.
Jack Lee Moorhead, Knoxville, IA, Born August 8, 1950, died February 26, 2019,
Postmaster 5/6/2000 to 10/17/2006
Arlis L. Kinseth, Postmaster of Bode, IA 50519. Retired August 1981.
Born March 12, 1926, died April 4, 2019, age 93.
Norma Jeanne Wood, Postmaster of Palmer IA 50571. Retired July 2013.
Born June 8, 1953 and died March 19, 2019, age 65,
Celma Ann "Sally" Birdsall, Postmaster of Floris, IA 52560, retired July 1978.
Born July 14, 1908 and died August 17, 2018, age 110.
Robert “Bob” Wolthuizen, Postmaster of Sanborn, IA 51248. Retired October 2017. Born October 28, 1958, died April 2, 2019 , age 60
MARGO A. TOWNSEND of Quimby, Iowa, 51049, February 10, 1963 - March 27, 2020, age 57, passed away Friday morning, March 27, 2020 at Unity Point Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Margo was Postmaster in Nemaha, Washta, Kingsley, and Cherokee, IA 51012.
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UPMA Fall Tour
Monday, October 17 - Indianola IA Pizza Ranch
Tuesday, October 18 - Denison IA Pizza Ranch
Wednesday, October 19 - Fort Dodge Pizza Ranch
Thursday, October 20 - Manchester Pizza Ranch
Registration at 6:00 PM
Meeting 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
No Charge to Attend.
We will be discussing the current "Hot Topics"
and have a Zoom meeting to go over your
Postal & Retirement Benefits
POOMs will be there for Q&A also
UPMA Gold News Today 7/5/2022
H.R. 82, WEP & GPO NON CO-SPONSORS: from Dave Cook, UPMAR Legislative Chair
We need 9 more sponsors to reach the 290 needed. If you reside in one of the States listed below please contact your representative and ask them to join the other 281 members who have sponsored H.R. 82.
This is the number of NON-Co-Sponsors in your state: Iowa- 2