Loretta Templin, 94

Loretta Mary (Witthus) Templin, 94, of Cosmos, formerly of Norwood Young America, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Cedar Crest in Cosmos.

Loretta Mary (Witthus) Templin was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Glencoe, the daughter of Art and Lydia (VonBerge) Witthus.

She was baptized as an infant Sept. 22, 1922, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth March 21, 1932, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.

Loretta grew up in Glencoe and received her education at a country school until the eighth grade.

Loretta was united in marriage to Herman J. Templin June 29, 1942, in Lubbock, TX. Loretta and Herman made their home in Norwood Young America. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Diane, Glenn, Shirley, and Richard. Loretta and Herman shared more than 44 years of marriage, until Hermann passed away Jan. 21, 1987.

Loretta worked at Green Giant, Tonka Toys, and for many years at Hillcrest.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.

Loretta always had a smile on her face for everyone she met. She enjoyed flowers, watching cartoons, crossword puzzles, and going on walks, when she was able. Loretta also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Loretta is survived by her children, Diane Damlow of Hutchinson, Glenn Templin and his wife, Diane, of Lester Prairie, Shirley Berry of Hutchinson, Richard Templin and his wife, Wendy, of Glencoe; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, Eldora Damlow of Norwood; sister-in-law, Clara Witthus of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Templin; parents, Art and Lydia Witthus; sisters, Elva Kraemer and her husband, Chuck, Delores Unglaub and her husband, Willmer; and brother, Elroy Witthus.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, with interment following at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Clergy officiating: Pastor Eric Hutchison; organist: Rita Luecke; soloist: Matthew Foss – “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagle’s Wings;” congregational Hymns: “Chief Of Sinners, Though I Be,” “My Faith Looks Up To Thee,” and “Rock of Ages;” casket bearers: Alvin Damlow, Gary Damlow, Brian Damlow, Dave Wittman, Roger Kaufmann, and John Heil.

Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

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