Paul and Midge Plagmann


Paul William Plagmann age 84, of Mitchell, SD died Monday, September 6, 2021 at Firesteel Healtcare Community. Marilyn “Midge” Plagmann, age 79, of Mitchell, SD died March 25, 2020 at Firesteel Healthcare Community. Memorial services for Paul and Marilyn will be 1:30 PM Saturday, September 11, 2021 at First Lutheran Church with burial at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 AM Saturday to 1:30 PM Saturday at First Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Will Funeral Chapel.

Paul William Plagman, son of Eldon and Marie (Smith) Plagmann, was born December 20, 1936 in Mitchell, SD. He attended school in Alexandria, SD graduating from Alexandria High School in 1954. Paul served in the SD National Guard from 1953 to 1967.

Marilyn “Midge” Plagmann, daughter of Roy and Emma (Jarabek) Jacobson, was born October 17, 1940 in Sanborn County, SD. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1958.

Paul and Marilyn were united in marriage on November 2, 1958 at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell, SD. The couple made their home in Mitchell. While in Mitchell, Paul was employed in the grocery business, Midge was a sales clerk at Newberry’s Department Store and also an usher for the Corn Palace. They later moved to Huron, SD. Paul continued in the grocery business and Midge was employed at Osborn Clothing Store. The couple then moved to Yankton, SD where Paul again continued in the grocery business and Midge was employed at Bomgaars Supply.

In 1975 the couple owned and operated the Twin Lake Resort near Woonsocket, SD. Their business included a restaurant, convenience store and bait shop. They sold their business in September of 1993 and made their home in Mitchell, SD. While in Mitchell, Paul was employed in the Maintenance Department for the Mitchell Public Schools and later they both managed Musick Apartments for 15 years before retiring.

Paul enjoyed fishing and hunting. Midge enjoyed fishing, reading and crocheting.

They were both member of First Lutheran Church in Mitchell, SD, Midge was involved in the Elizabeth Circle at the church. Paul was active in the SD Jaycee’s and served as State Vice President.

Grateful for having shared their lives are two children, Michelle Garnett, Rapid City, SD, Michael (Amy) Plagmann, Mitchell, SD; two grandchildren, Tanya (Andrew) Blue, Cavour, SD, James Garnett, Rapid City, SD; a step granddaughter, Madisyn (Hunter) Van Beek, Mitchell, SD; four great grandchildren, Anthony, Brianna, Micah and Ellie; Paul’s sister, Carmen Johnson, Mitchell, SD; Marilyn’s brother, Kenneth Jacobson, Aberdeen, SD.

They were preceded in death by a grandson, Bryce Engleman; both their parents; Paul’s sister, Eldonna Thompson; Paul’s brother-in-law, Les Johnson.

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church or Mitchell Hospice.

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