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Elmer Reuben Templin

Funeral services celebrating the life of Elmer Reuben Templin, age 80, of Plato, were Saturday, April 29 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Elmer died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at his home.

Elmer was born May 15, 1925, the son of Theodore and Lily (Dose) Templin, in Bergen Twp., McLeod County. He was baptized May 24, l925 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato by the Rev. Zwintscher, and confirmed into the faith April 2, 1939 at the same church by the Rev. Reuben Ehlen.

Elmer attended District 5 Country School and later went to St. John’s Lutheran School.

He was united in marriage to Myra Jaekel May 26, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by the Rev. Robert G. Heyne. Elmer and Myra farmed on Elmer’s home place for most of their life together.

Elmer really enjoyed farming. He also liked to paint pictures of the outdoors, which hung on the walls of their home.

In addition, Elmer loved to go deer hunting and fishing. The family had a cabin on Lake Augusta in Annandale to which they would go quite often.

Elmer is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Leslie Jaekel, Ella and Herman Schmeckpepper, and Orville Mesenbring.

He is survived by his wife, Myra Templin of Plato; children, Mark Templin (wife Maei) of Fergus Falls, Brian Templin (wife Janice) of Sauk Rapids, and Cindy Lou Latzke (husband Keith) of Lester Prairie; grandchildren Ashley Latzke (fiancé Todd Koch), Jeffery Templin, Sarah Templin, Jason Latzke, Joshua Templin, and Melissa Templin; great-granddaughter Alexis Jo Koch; sisters Elva Mesenbring of Glencoe, and Frieda Johnson (husband Robert) of Burnsville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Orville Jaekel (wife Anna Marie) of Alabama, Waldo Jaekel (special friend Eleanor Tupy) of Mayer, and Marcella Reinke (husband James) of Waconia; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The Rev. Eric Nelson officiated at the 11 a.m. funeral service. The organist was Marsha Christenson, and the soloist was Sue Latzke, who sang “Amazing Grace” and “Softly And Tenderly.” The congregational hymns were “In The Cross Of Christ I Glory” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Interment was in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.

Visitation took place at the church Friday evening, April 28.

Serving as casket bearers were Roger Templin, Ronald Templin, Orville Wilkens, Dale Nord, Dean Reinke, and Tony Storms.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.

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