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Obituary for Ronald L. Temple
RONALD L. TEMPLE, 79, of Fulton, IL, died Friday, October 17, 2014 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton, IL. Ron was born October 30, 1934, in Fulton, to David and Jennie (Huizenga) Temple. He was educated in the Fulton Community Christian Grade School, and attended Fulton High School. Ron had served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He married Vangie L. Kophamer on January 27, 1956 in Morrison, IL. She died August 6, 1991. He later married Lorraine A. (Engelkens) Ammon on May 20, 1995, in Fulton. Ron was employed by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad for 42 years, retiring in 1994. He was a charter member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Fulton, and served as elder and deacon. Ron, along with Jim Wessels, were the founders of the interscholastic basketball program for Unity Christian School in Fulton, where he coached for many years. He was a former member of the Fulton Fire Department. Ron was a skilled softball player during his younger years. He enjoyed traveling, was an avid Illini and White Sox fan, and collected railroad memorabilia. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; four sons, Rick (Mary) Temple of Fulton, Randy (Lois) Temple of Morrison, IL, Terry (Denise) Temple of Fulton and Marty (Danette) Temple of Naperville, IL; three step-daughters, Cindy (Dan) Spooner of Fulton, Melinda (Rick) Cadogan of Plainfield, IL, and Julie Taylor of Germantown Hills, IL; ten grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; one brother, Dalbert (Jean) Temple of Fulton; one brother-in-law, Jim (Geri) Kophamer of Morrison. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vangie; one step son, Danny.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Monday " October 20, 2014 at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church " Fulton, ILCO-OFFICIATING: Rev. Kevin VerHoeven " Pastor: Bethel Christian Reformed Church " Fulton, IL and Rev. John Byker, Retired PastorVISITATION: 5:00 " 8:00 PM Sunday " October 19, 2014 at the Fulton Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home INTERMENT: Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, IL