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Pirmin Trautner ’46 (non-grad)

Pirmin A. Trautner, 87, of Aberdeen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 409 2nd Avenue NE, Aberdeen, with Father J. Joseph Holzhauser, Celebrant.

Military rites, conducted by Sidney L Smith American Legion Post #24 of Aberdeen, will follow Mass. A time of fellowship and a light lunch will then take place at the church hall.

Burial will take place at Saint John’s Abbey Cemetery in Collegeville, MN, at a later date.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be 3-5 p.m., Friday at the mortuary, followed by a Liturgical Wake Service with time of sharing and Knights of Columbus Rosary beginning at 5:00 p.m. Visitation continues one hour prior to Mass at church on Saturday.

Pirmin Augustine Trautner was born near Eden, SD, on November 4, 1927, to John and Elizabeth (Burian) Trautner. He grew up on the family farm near Eden. Pirmin delayed attending high school for three years to assist his dad with the farm during WW II. He graduated from high school in Webster, SD, and was a member of the 1947 Bearcats State B Basketball Championship team.

Pirmin served his country in the United States Army and National Guard.

He married Arlene Wagner on January 2, 1951, in Webster, SD. The couple settled in St. Cloud, MN, briefly before returning to Webster. In 1963, they moved to Aberdeen, where he began working for what was then Hub City Iron, retiring from Safeguard Industries in 1990.

Pirmin was a member of Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post #24, The Knights of Columbus, and Loyal Order Of Moose in Aberdeen. In 2006, he earned the “Moose of the Year” award. He and his wife were also active members of St. Mary’s parish and supporters of Roncalli.

Pirmin loved to play golf, dance, and was an avid card player. For over 10 years he was a devoted and loving caregiver for his wife after she suffered a life-changing injury.

He will be deeply missed by his son, Richard and his wife Sara; grandson, Nicholas and his wife Kristin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Pirmin’s family would like to extend a special thank you to his many card-playing friends, his neighbors, the staff at Parkside Retirement Community, the wonderful caregivers from the Avera St. Luke’s Hospice team, and the staff of Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Aberdeen Catholic School System.