Alma E. TemmeMay 28, 1924 ~ August 2, 2019 (age 95)
Funeral Services for Alma E. Temme, 95, Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Reverend Michael Buchhorn will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave in Norfolk. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Homestead Assisted Living of Norfolk.
Alma Emilie was born May 28, 1924 in Wayne County, Nebraska to her parents Henry and Anna (Vahlkamp) Temme. She grew up on the family farm in Wayne County. Alma was baptized on June 29, 1924 at the Theophilus Church in Winside and confirmed June 5, 1938 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. For a short time, Alma worked in the kitchen at Benthack Hospital in Wayne. Alma worked as a telephone operator for the Northwest Bell Telephone Company. In 1962, she moved to Norfolk and continued to work for the telephone company. Also, for over fifty years, she served as an organist for Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk. At Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Alma helped with Vacation Bible School and was member of the Ladies Aid and the Altar Guild.
Alma was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She volunteered with the Lutheran Braille Workers.
She is survived by her siblings Esther Brader of Wayne, Caroline Caauwe of Lincoln, Gladys Juhlin of Battle Creek, Wilma (Willard) Bartels of Wakefield, Frederick (Joann) Temme of Wayne, and Roland (Hiroko) Temme of Lincoln, sister-in-law Judy Temme of Columbus, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great – great nieces and nephews.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Victor and Richard Temme, sisters Marcella Temme and Dorothea Grosse, brothers-in-law Harold Ekberg, Harvey Brader, Donald Caauwe, Russell Juhlin, and Harvey Grosse and niece Ruth Grosse.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, Orphan Grain Train, or Lutheran Family Services.