1926 — 2014
Richard Temme, 88 of Paramount, CA. died Friday, November 21, 2014 at his home.
A mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Monday, December 1st at Queen of Heaven Mortuary & Cemetery, 2161 S. Fullerton Rd., Rowland Heights, CA 90748. Visitation will be there on Sunday, November 30th from 4 to 8 with a Rosary at 6:30 pm.
Richard (Dick) Temme, was born June 29, 1926, in Petersburg, Nebraska to Ben and Christina Niewohner Temme. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg. He received his elementary education at District 51 country school house in rural Boone County. After graduating from the eighth grade at St. John the Baptist School in Petersburg, he helped his family with farming and raising livestock.
On March 6, 1945, at the age of 17, he volunteered to enter the Navy, served in the South Pacific for the duration and was discharged on July 8, 1946.
On August 17, 1948, Sylvia Preusser and Richard were united in marriage at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Richard and Sylvia farmed East of Petersburg for several years. In September 1956, the family moved to Paramount, California. Richard was a self taught master machinist for the Northrup Corp. and retired in February 1989.
Richard was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Paramount and a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, two daughters, Evelyn & Robert O’Leary of Westminster, CA; and Alys & Patrick Linehan of Las Vegas, NV. Two grandchildren; Jennifer & Bryan Yant and Chris & Kerri Linehan all of Las Vegas, NV. Four great grandchildren: Katie & Casey Yant and Eileen & Connelly Linehan. Three sisters; Cecilia Ausdemore, Leona Seier and Lois Zegers. Five sisters-in-law; Joyce Temme, Janet Burer., Mary Heithoff, Marge Preusser and Helen Preusser.
He was preceded in death by his son David, two brothers, Joe and Bernard Temme, two sisters, Adeline Tisher and Bernice Seier. One sister-in law Evelyn Preusser; eight brothers-in law: Leo Welsh, Court Tisher, Ambrose Ausdemore, Ignatius Seier, Jim Zegers, Bernard Seier, Vern Heithoff and James Preusser.
He will be greatly missed by many and will always have a special place in our hearts.