In loving memory

Ernie Templin

Ernest Edward Templin was loved by his family and friends and will be missed by all.

Ernest Edward Templin
May 23, 1929 – March 4, 2021

Ernest (Ernie) Edward Templin passed away on March 4, 2021, at the age of 91.

Ernie was born in Puyallup, Wash., on May 13, 1929, to Ernest and Anne Templin. He attended Pacific Lutheran College, earning his bachelor of arts and teaching degree, where he met and then married Arlene Wangensteen.

He joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, N.M. After his service, Arlene and Ernie purchased a home in Edmonds,

Wash.  He taught sixth grade at Lake City Elementary School until he and Arlene purchased a new home in Seattle. He then taught sixth grade at Whittier Elementary School, while at the same time was one of the first employees at the Northgate Mall JCPenney store. 

Ernie Templin

Ernie was an American Legion Post 1 member. He is pictured here with his daughter, Victoria.

Ernie was an active member and volunteer of Leif Erikson Lodge in Ballard and was awarded Man of the Year in 2005. He attended Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and was an American Legion Post 1 member. He loved fishing at Norway Park, where he served as a board member for many years.

Golfing was also one of his favorite hobbies. The biggest priority to Ernie was his family.

Ernie Templin

Ernie was happily married to his college sweetheart, Arlene, for almost 68 years.

Ernie was always willing to stop and help whenever he was needed and loved the family gatherings. He is survived by his wife, Arlene, daughter, Victoria, and her husband, Tim, son, Bruce, and wife, Bev, and son, Kris. He will be missed by his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren: granddaughter Lorri and husband, Mike,

grandson Ryan and wife, Teresa, granddaughter Brandi and husband, Cory, granddaughter Kjersti, grandson Nicholas and wife, Samantha, great-granddaughters Evelyn, Kamryn, Alyse and Emery, great-grandsons Brandon, Tyler, Kaiden and Fisher. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary and Nora, and his brother, Walt. A celebration of life is planned in the summer of 2021.

Ernie Templin

Family gatherings have always been an important part of the Templin family, and Ernie especially loved getting together with his beloved children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

All photos courtesy of the Templin family.

This article originally appeared in the March 26, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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