Richard A. Temme
Richard A. Temme, 77, of Columbus, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Federated Church in Columbus with Rev. Dr. Annika Lister Stroope and Rev. Dr. Edward Yang officiating. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne at a later date. There will be no visitation.
Memorials are suggested to Federated Church or Lutheran Family Service Refugee Program, 124 South 24th Street, Suite 230, Omaha, Neb. 68102.
Richard “Dick” August Temme was born Feb. 13, 1940 on the farm near Wayne, to Henry and Anna (Vahlkamp) Temme. He was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, graduated from Wayne High School in 1957 and from Wayne State College in 1962 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. He attended Eastern Illinois University for one year and earned his Masters of Natural Science from Oklahoma University in 1966. Dick taught school in Bloomfield for one year, Central City for two years, York for three years and at Lincoln Northeast for nine years. He then went to work for TMCO (Total Manufacturing Company) of Lincoln. Dick was married to Judy Owens on Dec. 19, 1992 and moved to Columbus. He joined the Federated Church and served on several committees and enjoyed singing in the church choir. Dick served six years on the board for ESU#7 and worked on the board for Friends of Music.
Dick enjoyed many things: backpacking, fishing, traveling, bowling, playing tennis (including coaching a York team to state), golfing, watching Husker football and basketball, and visiting with friends and family while sharing a cup of coffee.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Temme of Columbus; his brothers, Frederick (Joann) Temme of Wayne and Roland (Hiroko) Temme of Lincoln; his sisters, Esther (Harvey) Brader of Wayne, Alma Temme of Norfolk, Caroline Caauwe of Lincoln, Gladys Juhlin of Battle Creek and Wilma (Willard) Bartels of Wakefield; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Simmons of Torrington, Wyo. and Ruth (Walter) Ludwig of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Milton (Jackie) Owens of Carroll; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna Temme; an infant brother, Victor Temme; sisters Marcella Temme and Dorothea Grosse and brothers-in-law, Harvey Grosse, Russ Juhlian, Don Caauwe, Harold Ekberg and Robert Simmons.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.