JOPLIN – John F. Tempel, 87, a Joplin farmer, who moved to the Flathead Valley in 1978, and loved fishing, golfing and snowmobiling, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at the Havre Hospital.
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Joplin. Burial with military rites will follow in the Joplin Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester.
Survivors are his wife, Ruby Hagen-Tempel of Clifton, Kan.; seven children, Linda Moore of Butte, Butch Tempel of Joplin, Dolores Cicon of Chester, Rod Tempel of Libby, Joan Thompson of Anchorage, Alaska, Tim Tempel of Joplin, and Scott Tempel of Missoula; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ed Tempel of Chester, Bill Tempel of Colfax, Wash., and Ben Tempel of Kalispell; and one sister, Mary Gormley of Choteau.