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OCTOBER 22, 2000


Anthony F. Templin of Ogilvie died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Kanabec Hospital in Mora. He as 75 years old.


He was born to Frank and Katherine Templin February 18, 1925, at Gilman, MN. He was raised on a 160-acre farm near Gilman and at the age of 7 years, learned to play the harmonica and later in life played the accordion. Due to severely deformed feet, which were corrected after seven surgeries, his education was cut short after the third grade. During the Depression days in the 1930s, he helped his father support the family by working with the WPA piling rocks, for which he was paid 50 cents per day. His father died when he was 18 and at that time he went to work at the paper mill in Sauk Rapids. On weekends he would pick up his mother, where she worked cleaning homes, but he boarded with his sister, Ida. As a young man, he worked as an undercover policeman and with a tape recorder, helped arrest a murderer. On returning to Minnesota he worked for farmers near Fairmont, where he met Lorraine Landsteiner.


They were married on May 24, 1952, at St. Paulís Catholic Church in Fairmont. For the next four years he worked as a janitor for Honeymead Corporation in Estherville, IA. He left after the plant burned. He moved to Foley and worked as a janitor at St. Johnís Church in Foley where he stayed for 11 Ĺ years. They moved to Fairmont in 1965 to care for his father-in-law whose health was failing and also his mother-in-law who died later that year. In 1966 they moved back to Mora, where he worked for the highway department, Blue Water, and Peoples Bank until he became disabled. He enjoyed going fishing, hunting and playing music. He loved his grandchildren and loved to kid around with people.


He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; one daughter, Tina Simons and husband Marvin of Ogilvie; three sisters, Kate Wiltgen of Foley, Winifred of Brenham, TX, and Adeline Henry of Pierz; five grandchildren, Aaron, Angie, Ashley, Amanda and Anthony; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.


Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 26, at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Mora. The Rev. William Vos officiated. Music was provided by Erin Sellner, Joanne Sellner, Cathy Tweet, Patty Paul, Irv Campbell and Kris Paulson.


Pallbearers were Marvin Simons, Scott Haffner, Aaron Lang, Todd Haffner, Rodney Haffner, and Robin Haffner.


Honorary pallbearers were Jeannine Brekke, Doug Landsteiner, Diane Henry, Carl Templin, Cindy Landsteiner, Laura Watters, Theresa Jennings, Karen Alvord and Jacki Stevenson.


Burial was at St. Maryís Cemetery, Mora.



Thanks to Lyman Marks for this obituary.