John William Plagman


August 7, 1926 - August 19, 2008




John William Plagman was born August 7, 1926, at Alexandria, SD, to John and Lillian (Diedrick) Plagman. He grew up and attended school at Alexandria. On April 17, 1946, he joined the US Army and was stationed in Tacoma, WA, where he was a Medical Technician. He was honorably discharged April 29,1947. On January 14, 1949, he married LaVera Armfield at Luverne, MN. He was employed at Hormels for thirty years and also worked at Culhane’s Dairy, County Fair, Sunshine Foods and K-Mart. He was an active member of the Moose Lodge and in 2006, received the Moose Lodge Pilgrim Degree.

 He is survived by his wife, LaVera; one daughter, Karen Grave of Sioux Falls, SD; one son-in-law, John Johnson of Mitchell, SD; four grandchildren: Frank Grave of Tea, SD, Tim Grave of Sioux Falls, SD, Kimberly Johnson and BJ Johnson of Mitchell, SD; two great-grandchildren: Allison and Bradley Grave, both of Tea, SD;  one nephew, Terry Hoschied and one niece, Pat Ryberg of Omaha, NE. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Johnson, his parents, his son-in-law, Dennis Grave and three sisters: Leona Widdes, Hazel Hoschied and Pearl Kurtenbach.



Thursday, August 21, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Loyal Order of the Moose
Memorial Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, August 22, 2008
10:30 AM
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by C.R.Kurtenbach on August 22, 2008
Sorry to hear "Sonny" passed away. I sure will miss him. C.R. Kurtenbach, Norfolk, Ne
Posted by Lynne Klein on August 21, 2008
Uncle Jack always made me smile. He'll be greatly missed. Know that my thoughts are with you all during this time.
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