Tom Witschen, ‘Voice of the Auggies,’ Passes Away

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Tom Witschen, the longtime broadcast voice of Augsburg University athletics, died on August 24. Witschen called more than 4,000 collegiate and high school games during his four-decade career as a broadcaster in the Midwest, including more than 2,000 Augsburg events in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, wrestling, baseball and softball. He received Augsburg’s Distinguished Athletic Service Award in 2015.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bradshaw Funeral Home, 1078 Rice Street in St. Paul, Minn. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 380 Little Canada Road E., Little Canada, Minn., with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Read the full remembrance on the Augsburg Athletics website.