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Clifford R. Plagman

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Funeral services for Clifford R. Plagman, 77 of Milford were held Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Turner Funeral Home of Milford. Rev. Tim Nappe officiated the service.

Honorary casket bearers were Kirk Hundtmark, Harvey Nerness, John Senn, Denny Kintzi, Robert Rickabaugh and Bib Walters.

Pallbearers were Randy Plagman, Mike Plagman, Erik Johnson, Bill Wintz, Norm Winter and Mark Wallace.

Interment took place at Memory Gardens of Spirit Lake.

Clifford passed away on April 5, 2007 in Spirit Lake.

Clifford was born on March 9, 1930 in Peterson, the son of Rudolph and Mildred (Bailey) Plagman. He graduated from Peterson High School and attended the DeVry Technical College in Chicago, Ill. Clifford served his country in the Korean War.

On Sept. 12, 1954, he was united in marriage to Shirley Erichsen in Petersen. The couple moved to Milford in 1955. Clifford started Plagman TV in 1961 selling televisions and service along with installing TV antennas. Later, he added record sales, musical instruments and building sound systems to the business. In 1965, along with John Senn and Roger Blunt, he started IGL Recording. He engineered on many of the recordings produced there including their biggest hit "Peter Rabbit" by DJ and the Runaways. In 1981, he got his start in the cable TV business and was responsible for bringing cable TV to 15 Iowa communities.

Clifford was a member of the American Legion and attended the Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Willard Plagman and wife, Wanda; and brother, Ellis Plagman.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Matthew Plagman; and sisters-in-law: Deborah Wilson and Gail Plagman.