Marion Alma Templin, age 87, of Waconia, and formerly of New Germany, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
Marion Alma (Gruenhagen) Templin was born May 12, 1928, in Green Isle, the daughter of Henry Jr. and Alma (Belter) Gruenhagen.
Marion was baptized as an infant May 20, 1928, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth March 29, 1942, both by Rev. Heinrich Bouman at Emanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hamburg. She completed her education through the ninth grade.
Marion was united in marriage to Herman Templin March 30, 1946, by Rev. Wohlfeil at Emanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hamburg.
Marion and Herman made their home in Plato, and then in 1949, moved to a farm west of New Germany.
In 1979, they moved south of New Germany, where Herman ran his saw mill.
In 2009, Marion became a resident of Good Samaritan Care Center in Waconia.
Their marriage was blessed with six children, Mavis, Bernice, Ronald, Rose Ann, Charles, and Roger.
Marion and Herman shared more than 58 years of marriage until Herman passed away Aug. 5, 2004.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Marion was the janitor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany. She was an active member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, where she served on the Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, painting, reading, and word search puzzles. She loved traveling to Germany and attending German celebrations.
Marion cherished the time spent with her friends and family, especially her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchild.
Marion is survived by her children, Mavis Hecksel and her husband, Virgil, of Watertown; Bernice Miller and her husband, Dan, of Sioux Falls, SD; Ronald Templin and his wife, Susanne, of Plato; Charles Templin and his special friend, Dee Brown, of Montrose; Roger Templin and his wife, Ruth, of New Germany; grandchildren, Dianna Hecksel and her fiancee, Mark Angier; Danita Strand and her husband, Scott; Donna Storms and her husband, Russ; David Hecksel and his special friend, Lynn Baldy; Daniel Hecksel and his wife, Beth; Tim Miller and his wife, Jacqueline; Todd Miller; Troy Miller and his wife, Jenn; Tarah Iversen and her husband, Jacob; Shari Templin; Adam Templin; Mark Halverson; Christopher Dyke; Charly Templin Jr. and his wife, Laura; Andrew Templin and his wife, Jennifer; Elizabeth Templin; Rebecca Wood and her husband, Zech; Jacqueline Henrichs; great-grandchildren, Mistique and her fiancee, Adam; Amanda and her special friend, Marcus; Shandy; Evan; Cody and his wife, Katelyn; Zack; Megan; Matthew; Faith; Noah; Kiersten; Audra; Annika; Ewan; Elizabeth; Jackson; Mayah; Hayden; Kayla; Brandon; Carter; Amanda; Rebecca; Kai; McKenna; great-great-grandchild, Kyler; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Jr. and Alma Gruenhagen; husband, Herman Templin; daughter, Rose Ann Templin; siblings, Leona Wroge and her husband, Harold; Ottilie Hoernemann and her husband, William,; Martin Gruenhagen and his wife, Irene; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Otto and Anna Templin; step-mother-in-law, Alvina Templin; sister-in-law, Esther Schrupp and her husband, Harold.
Funeral services took place Monday, April 11 at 11 a.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany, with interment following at the church cemetery. The family invited everyone.
Clergy officiating: Pastor LeRoy LaPlant; organist: Margel Kirchhoff; soloist: Franklin Schoenke ~ “Muede Bin Ich, Geh Zur Ruh;” congregational hymns: “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Jesus Lead Thou On,” “Jesus Savior Pilot Me.”
Honorary casket bearers were Marion’s eight granddaughters, and casket bearers were Marion’s 10 grandsons.
Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America.