Retired Members

  • Doug Powers
  • Start Date: 06-26-1978
    Last Day: 09-29-2016
    Completed Apprenticeship
    Other Crafts:  Firemen Oiler from 1978 - 1995
    Retirement Plans:  
    Plans on staying with his wife in North Platte. He wants to travel to visit kids and grandkids.
    Other Comments:  
    Went through apprenticeship in 1995. Doug is a pleasure to work with and is well liked by his workgroup.
  • Roger Brooks
  • Start Date: 06/01/1978
    Last Day: 08/01/2015
    Hired On As Journeyman
    Other Crafts:  None
    Retirement Plans:  
    Finish up honey do projects and do some traveling.
    Other Comments:  
    Roger was a Radio Mechanic in the Army. He received his Associates degree in Electronics Technology at MPCC in 1978. A message from Roger: "I really enjoyed being a peer trainer. Sharing information with my brother and sister electricians. Taking apprentices from the beginning and watch them grow and surpass me in ability to troubleshoot locomotives. Locomotives today are a very complex machine but there's a lot of talent out there. I think, given the opportunity, there's nothing you guys can't fix."
  • Steve Neal
  • Start Date: 07/01/1980
    Last Day: 07/01/2015
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
Dennis Murphy
  • Dennis Murphy
  • Start Date: 7/27/1998
    Last Day: 03/01/2015
    Hired On As Journeyman
    Other Crafts:  None
    Retirement Plans:  
    Planning on moving to the Philippines to be with his wife's family.
    Other Comments:  
    Dennis has retired from the Navy after 21 years of service. He then hired on to Union Pacific and joined our local in 1998.
  • Roy Kaiwa
  • Start Date: 07/16/1978
    Last Day: 11/30/2014
    Hired On As Journeyman
    Other Crafts:  Worked in Omaha for 22 years in Engineering Department. Joined our local 05/01/2000.
    Retirement Plans:  
    Plans to travel to see family and friends.
    Other Comments:  
    While working in the Engineering Department for Union Pacific. Roy travelled all over the nation working on traffic controls, crossing electronics, communications and even retarders. After many years of travelling he decided to move to Sutherland and work for Union Pacific here in North Platte, Nebraska.
  • Mel Jones
  • Start Date: 03/21/2010
    Last Day: 11/01/2014
    Hired On As Journeyman
    Other Crafts:  None
    Retirement Plans:  
    Moving back to Michigan to be with his wife and pets. Mel plans on playing golf and being active with the church. If he gets bored he may decide to do some consulting work in the area of railroad training with simulators. He is also looking into volunteering for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary station located locally in Alpena, MI.
    Other Comments:  
    Mel says "I'll miss the area and the guys, and am looking forward to retirement."
Shermie Wiehe
  • Shermie Wiehe
  • Start Date: 12/09/2008
    Last Day: 09/01/2014
    Hired On As Journeyman
    Other Crafts:  None
    Retirement Plans:  
    Moved back to his hometown in Kansas City, Kansas. He still plays piano professionally for Private Parties, Corporate Events, Restaurants, Hotels, Retirement Facilities and other Special Occasions.
    Other Comments:  
    Shermie has been playing piano since he was 8 years old. He studied piano under Mrs. Florence Gustafson of Kansas City, Kansas who performed with Liberace at music workshops throughout the US.
    Find out more about Shermie here.
  • Vic Perez
  • Start Date: 8/16/1994
    Last Day: Not Reported
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
  • Jim Keller
  • Start Date: 03/02/1979
    Last Day: Not Reported
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
James Johnson
  • James Johnson
  • Start Date: 06/29/1977
    Last Day: 06/2011
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
  • Bob Schimek
  • Start Date: 08/11/1976
    Last Day: Not Reported
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
  • Ron Sjullie
  • Start Date: 02/01/1980
    Last Day: Not Reported
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
  • Harold Chapman
  • Start Date: 06/01/1978
    Last Day: Not Reported
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
  • Bob Hinrichs
  • Start Date: 4/20/1977
    Last Day: 12/11/2009
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
  • Don Goosey
  • Start Date: 1/19/1972
    Last Day: 11/3/2009
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported
Steve Penrose
  • Steve Penrose
  • Start Date: 2/7/1973
    Last Day: 8/3/2009
    (Apprenticeship Not Reported)
    Other Crafts:  Not Reported