In Memory

John Temple - Class Of 1958

Central 1958 John Temple

July 29, 1940 - May 10, 2016

SOUTH BEND - John E. Temple, 75, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his home. He was born on July 29, 1940, in South Bend, IN, to the late Arthur E. and Viola (Kuespert) Temple. On April 22, 1967, in South Bend, IN, he was united in marriage to the former JoMary Willis.

John is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, JoMary Temple; two daughters, Angela Temple and Wendy (Dale) Kusmiez, both of South Bend, IN; two sons, Shawn (Shelly) Temple of South Bend, IN, and Scott (Jodie) Temple of North Liberty, IN; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Trey, Taylor, Chase, Camryn, and Blake Temple, Tyler and Lindsay O'Brien; two sisters, Viola “Toots” (John) Hurt of TX and Sue (Lyle) Marks of South Bend, IN; brother, Pat (Roxann) Temple of New Carlisle, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Arthur R. Temple and Michael Temple.

John was a lifelong resident and was a graduate of Central High School, South Bend. He served his country honorably in the United States Army in Vietnam (1965-1966). He served as a crew chief and aircraft mechanic. John worked as a body repairman at various body shops retiring after forty years. John refurbished a 1955 Chevy and Model A 1930 Ford. He built a Challenger Airplane and flew planes for many years. When he was younger, he raced go-karts. JoMary and John traveled all over the United States with their children. John enjoyed reading, running, motorcycles and cars. He loved his family and will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2016, at Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN. Graveside services and burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home and one hour prior to the services Friday.

Contributions in memory of John E. Temple may be offered to Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545; or Alzheimer's Services, 922 E. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617. Online condolences may be sent to the family at - See more at: