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Subject: Russ Ringsak, longtime 'Prairie Home Companion' truck driver


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Dies at 81
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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 06:34:55pm

Longtime 'Prairie Home Companion' truck driver dies at 81

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Russ Ringsak, a former architect who Longtime 'Prairie Home Companion' truck driver dies at 81.

Ringsak died Tuesday at his home in Stillwater, Minnesota, his wife, Denise Ringsak, told Keillor's Prairie Home Productions.

Ringsak met Keillor in 1971, when he joined a softball team sponsored by Keillor's old morning radio show. He became the full-time "Prairie Home" truck driver in 1991, hauling the show's equipment. He also contributed "Letters From the Truck Driver" to the show and occasionally played onstage.

Ringsak retired after performing "Six Days on the Road" at a "Prairie Home" show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in May 2016. Keillor retired as the show's host later that year.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Longtime-Prairie-Home-Companion-truck-driver-12253453.php

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