Alma E. Temme

Alma E. Temme, 95, of Norfolk, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at the Homestead Assisted Living of Norfolk

Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne.  The Rev. Michael Buchhorn will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave. in Norfolk.  

Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, Orphan Grain Train or Lutheran Family Services.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Alma Emilie Temme was born May 28, 1924 in Wayne County to Henry and Anna (Vahlkamp) Temme. She grew up on the family farm in Wayne County. Alma was baptized on June 29, 1924 at the Theophilus Church in Winside and confirmed June 5, 1938 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne.  For a short time, Alma worked in the kitchen at Benthack Hospital in Wayne. Alma worked as a telephone operator for the Northwest Bell Telephone Company. In 1962, she moved to Norfolk and continued to work for the telephone company.   Also, for over 50 years, she served as an organist for Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk. At Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Alma helped with Vacation Bible School and was member of the Ladies Aid and the Altar Guild. Alma was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She volunteered with the Lutheran Braille Workers.  

Survivors include her siblings - Esther Brader of Wayne, Caroline Caauwe of Lincoln, Gladys Juhlin of Battle Creek, Wilma (Willard) Bartels of Wakefield, Frederick (Joann) Temme of Wayne, Roland (Hiroko) Temme of Lincoln and Judy Temme of Columbus; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great – great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Victor and Richard Temme; sisters, Marcella Temme and Dorothea Grosse; brothers-in-law, Harold Ekberg, Harvey Brader, Donald Caauwe, Russell Juhlin, and Harvey Grosse; and a niece, Ruth Grosse.

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