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Edwin Temple

Edwin Temple

Photo taken by Ron Sharp, Sr. Tampico Memorial Cemetery

TAMPICO TORNADO Thursday, July 2, 1953 1;1

DR. EDWIN TEMPLE TAKEN BY DEATH Funeral services for Dr. Edwin T. Temple were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon in the Parent chapel. Rev. Hollis Wharton, pastor of the Walnut Methodist church and a former neighbor of the Temple family, officiated, basing his message of comfort on the 6th chapter on 1st Timothy.

Appropriate recordings were heard preceding the service.

Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery where the Tampico American Legion Post, of which Dr. Temple was a past commanche and charter member, conducted the graveside service.

Levi Lutyens, R. F. Nelson, A. E. Bennett, Fred Cain, Hubert Darby and L. E. Chapin were the honorary pallbearers.

Legion members serving as pallbearers were . J. Kolb, Everett Bollivar, John Gudgell, Boline Olson, H. E. Rice and George Thomas.

Mrs. Sigrid Pierson, Mrs. Holger Pedersen and Mrs. H. J. Kolb were in charge of the many beautiful flowers.

Robert Heuer was in command of the detail which was composed of Fred Heuer and Holger Pedersen, color bearers; Grover Rosene and Claude Johnson, color guards; H. J. Kolb, chaplain; Joe Burke, Donald Owens, Elmer Varney, Phil Bral, Lyle Gudgell and Donald Bollivar, firing squad.

Taps were blown by Victor White and Miss Carol Johnson.

Edwin Thorpe Temple was born June 13, 1886 in dimmick township, LaSalle county, the son of John and Elizabeth Temple. He received his education in the elementary schools of LaSalle county and graduated from the McKillips veterinary college of Chicago in 1911.

He was united in marriage with Margaret France in Tampico on Dec. 27, 1915, and made their home in Tampico until a year ago when they moved to Sterling. He passed away at the CG hospital in Sterling on June 26th at the age of 67 years old.

He was a member of the Tampico Grade School Board for a number of years; served his country as a Captain in the army in World War I, serving 2 ½ years, part of that time overseas; was the first commander of the Tampico American Legion Post and a member of that post until his death. He served as postmaster in Tampico for 12 years.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Sterling; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Edythe) Swingley of Shannon, Mrs. Carl (Betty Stutzke of Sterling and Mrs. Milton (Marilyn) Loudenburg of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Raymond of Towanda and Donald of Marshalltown, Ia.; three brothers, Frank of New Ulm, Minn., Irwin of LaSalle and James of Portland, Ore.; also 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers who passed away in infancy.

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