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ELMER TEMPLE, 93, of Prairie Hills at Clinton in Clinton, IA, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Prairie Hills.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Morrison United Methodist Church in Morrison, IL, with Rev. Ryan Sutton officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison.

Elmer was born June 24, 1923, in Garden Plain, IL, to Burnie and Minnie (Medema) Temple. He was educated in the Hope Grade School in Garden Plain Township, and graduated from Erie High School in Erie, IL. He married Catherine Slager on June 16, 1946 in Fairhaven, IL. Elmer and his wife engaged in farming in the Garden Plain area until 2007 when they moved to Morrison. He was a former member of the Garden Plain Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee and elder. He was a current member of the Morrison United Methodist Church where he was on the Administrative Council. He served on the Garden Plain School Board for many years. Elmer, along with his wife, enjoyed traveling. A memorial to the Morrison United Methodist Church has been established.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine; two daughters, Bonnie (Steve) Adams of Geneseo, IL and Becky (Steve) Dickhut of Port Byron, IL; one son, Don (Karen) Temple of Fulton, IL; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one brother, George Temple of Morrison, IL.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Pelham. To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com
Published on February 8, 2017
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