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George Albert Tarmann, 92, a partner in Magic City Truck Service, died April 29, 2013, at Valley Health Care in Billings.
He was born on Jan. 3, 1921, in Minneapolis to Valentine and Elizabeth Tarmann. After graduating from South High School in 1938, he attended business school for one year. In August 1940, he enlisted in the Navy. On Dec. 6, 1941, he married Lorraine Moulton in Minneapolis.
He was honorably discharged from the Navy as a chief aviation machinist mate in August 1946. He then moved to Nampa, Idaho, where he first worked for Oliver Tractor Co. and later for Fox Intermountain Theaters as a projectionist.
In June 1949, he moved to Billings and worked for Wortham Machinery, Cummins Diesel and Consolidated Freightways. In 1959, he became a partner with Joe Dalley and Harold Garves in Magic City Truck Service.
After Mr. Dalley and Mr. Garves retired, the company’s name was changed to Magic City Mack. He sold the business and retired in November 1981.
For many years, he worked part-time for Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. He was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church. He served on the school board for Little Flower and Central Catholic High School and also was on the financial board for Little Flower, and was a lector and Eucharistic minister.
He was a founding board member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was a member of Lake Hills Golf Club, Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Reed of Veradale, Wash., and Paul of Billings; a daughter, Mary Beth Krings of Bellevue, Neb.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Little Flower Catholic Church. Visitation at the church will begin at 9 a.m., with visitation at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary prior to the services. Rite of committal with military honors will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice or St. Vincent de Paul.