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Herman H. Templin, 81

Funeral services celebrating the life of Herman Henry Templin, age 81 of New Germany, were Monday, Aug. 9, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany. Herman died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born July 10, 1923 in Plato, the son of Otto and Anna (Dreier) Templin. Herman was baptized July 22, 1923 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Plato, by the Rev. R. Swintscher, and confirmed in the faith March 21, 1937, at the same church by the Rev. R. L. Ehlen.

He attended country school, and later attended the Lutheran school in Plato.

Herman was united in marriage to Marion Gruenhagen March 30, 1946, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, by the Rev. Wohfeil. The couple made their home on a farm west of New Germany in 1949, and then moved to their present home south of New Germany in 1960, where Herman ran a saw mill. He farmed and ran the saw mill for most of his life.

Herman served on the St. Mark Lutheran School Board, and as an elder at St. Mark Lutheran Church. He was a delegate for Mayer Lutheran High School, and also for the Minnesota South Circuit Convention.

He was employed by Camden Township, doing road maintenance for many years. He also enjoyed custom harvesting for neighboring farmers throughout the area.

Herman loved working with wood, whether it was making lumber or doing custom projects for many people. He also liked to make wine, which he shared with family members at Christmas time.

One of Herman’s greatest enjoyments in life was his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Anna; his step-mother, Alvina Templin; a daughter, Rose Ann Templin; and a sister, Hilda Templin.

He is survived by his wife, Marion Templin of New Germany; children: Mavis Hecksel (husband Virgil) of Watertown, Bernice Miller (husband Dan) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Ronald Templin (wife Susanne) of Plato, Charles Templin (special friend Cheryl Kauffmann) of Norwood Young America, and Roger Templin of New Germany.

Herman is further survived by his grandchildren: Dianna Hecksel (fiancé Mark Angier), Danita Strand (husband Scott), Donna Hecksel (special friend Wayne Salden), Daniel Hecksel (wife Beth), David Hecksel, Tim Miller (wife Jackie), Todd Miller, Troy Miller (fiancée Jean Kriens), Tarah Miller, Shari Templin, Adam Templin, Mark Halverson, Christopher Dyke (wife Janean), Charly Templin Jr. (special friend Laura Rossi), Andrew Templin (special friend Nicole Fuerstenberg), Elizabeth Templin (special friend Kevin Stroebel), and Rebecca Templin.

In addition, he is survived by his great-grandchildren: Mistique and Amanda Hecksel-Read, Shandy Strand, Ben Salden, and Lexi, Kayla, Rissy, Brandy, and Carter Dyke; a sister, Esther Schrupp (husband Harold) of Hutchinson, a brother-in-law, Martin Gruenhagen (wife Irene) of Hamburg, a sister-in-law, Ottilie Hoerneman of Glencoe, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The Rev. Allen Holthus officiated at the 11 a.m. funeral service. Organist was Mary Mielke and congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Jesus Lead Thou On,” and “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me.” Soloist Franklin Schoenke sang “Muede bin ich, geh zur ruh.”

Visitation took place Sunday evening, Aug. 8, at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.

Serving as casket bearers were Herman’s 10 grandsons. Honorary casket bearers were his seven granddaughters. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.

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