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Tad Anthony Pirmantgen -- Austin

AUSTIN -- A memorial service for Tad Anthony Pirmantgen will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin.

Mr. Pirmantgen, 70, of Austin, a retired radio announcer, died Sunday (April 11, 2004) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Born June 3, 1933, in New Ulm, Minn., he graduated from New Ulm High School in 1951 and worked on ore freighters with the merchant marine. He studied broadcasting at Brown Institute in 1953. In 1954, he joined the Army and served for two years at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. After the service, he came to Austin and joined the staff of KAUS Radio and also worked at TV Channel 6 after they began broadcasting live. On Aug. 31, 1958, he married Nylva Elkins. Mr. Pirmantgen worked at various radio stations for about 40 years and retired in 1993. He had been restricted to a wheelchair since suffering a stroke in 1994.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Bradley of Watertown, N.Y., and Brian and Kelly, both of Austin; a daughter, Toni Smith of Aberdeen, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.

Friends may call an hour before the service Friday at the funeral home. There will no reviewal.

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Memorials are suggested to Mower County Humane Society.

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