Richard “Dick” Temme

Richard “Dick” Temme
02/13/1940 - 01/28/2018
Hasemann Funeral Home

Memorial  Graveside Services for Richard “Dick” Temme, age 77, of Columbus, formerly of Wayne, will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.  Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.  He passed away January 28, 2018 in Columbus.  Memorials may be directed to the Temme Family for later designation.

Richard “Dick” August Temme was born February 13, 1940, on the farm near Wayne, Nebraska, 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 oneyear, 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 united in marriage to Judy Owens on December 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.

Dick is survived by:
Wife – Judy Temme of Columbus, NE
Brother – Frederick (Joann) Temme of Wayne, NE
Brother – Roland (Hiroko) Temme of Lincoln, NE
Sister – Esther (Harvey) Brader of Wayne, NE
Sister – Alma Temme of Norfolk, NE
Sister – Caroline Caauwe of Lincoln, NE
Sister – Gladys Juhlin of Battle Creek, NE
Sister – Wilma (Willard) Bartels of Wakefield, NE
Sister-in-law – Marilyn Simmons of Torrington, WY
Sister-in-law – Ruth (Walter) Ludwig of Chattanooga, TN
Brother-in-law – Milton (Jackie) Owens of Carroll, NE
Several nieces and nephews

Dick was preceded in death by:
Parents – Henry and Anna Temme
Infant Brother – Victor Temme
Sister – Marcella Temme
Sister – Dorothea Grosse
Brother-in-law – Harvey Grosse
Brother-in-law – Russ Juhlian
Brother-in-law – Don Caauwe
Brother-in-law – Harold Ekberg
Brother-in-law – Robert Simmons
Sister-in-law – Bonnie Lou Owens

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