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Dalbert E. Temple

June 3, 1927 June 19, 2021
Dalbert E. Temple
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Dalbert E. Temple, 94, of Fulton, IL, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Alverno Care Facility in Clinton, IA.

His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, with Rev. Kevin VerHoeven, officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Fulton Township Cemetery. A memorial has been established to Rehoboth Christian Indian Mission School and Bethel Christian Reformed Church – Memorial Garden.

Dalbert was born June 3, 1927, in Fulton, IL, to David and Jennie (Huizenga) Temple. He was educated in the Fulton Community Christian School and was a 1945 Graduate of Fulton High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Quartermaster Corp during World War II. He married Joyce I. Huizenga on August 31, 1948, in Fulton, IL. She died March 2, 1998. He later married Jean E. (Engelkens) Cain on April 8, 2006, in Fulton, IL. Dalb was employed as a supervisor traveling mechanic and pipefitter by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad for 44+ years, wearing his white hat proudly, until retiring in 1989. Dalb was a charter member of the Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Fulton and served as elder and catechism teacher. He also served as a member of the finance and building committees for past church building projects and the church’s “Young at Hearts” Bible Study Group. Dalb considered his membership and service at the church as a “truly rewarding experience”. Dalb served as a volunteer at the Rehoboth Christian Indian Mission School in Rehoboth, NM and served several terms on the Unity Christian School Board in Fulton. Dalb was a member of the NARVE (National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, INC). He enjoyed traveling and camping with his family, he loved baseball and was an avid Cubs fan. Dalb cherished his children and step children and spending time with them and their families.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; four daughters, Sharon (Dr. Gordon) Renkes of Columbus, OH, Sandra (Gary) Poskin of Clinton, IA, Sheila (Don) Dykstra of Fulton, IL and Susan Temple of Morrison, IL; one step daughter, Beth (Kevin) Short of Camanche, IA; one step son, Thomas (Eileen) Cain of Oregon, IL; one step daughter in law, Lori Cain of Cayuga, IN; eleven grandchildren, Nathan (Beth Marland) Renkes, Rachel (Bob) Concitis, Jennifer (Chad) Schmidt, Cindy (Josh) Krogmann, Carissa (Matt) Johnson, Lana (Dave) Poskin-Klod, Andrea (Scott) Eggers, Elizabeth (Eric) Berns, Samantha (John) Sterenberg, Rebecca (Cole) Kramer and Matthew (Brittany) VanDrew; nineteen great grandchildren, Kristin Marland, Spencer, Sidney and Paul Renkes, Bradley and Rebekah Concitis, Alexis, Kayla and Jayden Krogmann, Breanna Tschantz and Emily Eggers, Gavin and Ella Berns, Jeremiah Sterenberg, Dominick, Paisley and Kennedy Kramer, Waylon, Jacob and Brayden VanDrew; two great great grandchildren, Jordyn Cady and Lucy Tschantz; eight step grandchildren, Melissa Bowers, Brian Cain, Jonathan Cain, Candace (Jeremy) Marquis, Emily Cook, Lucas Short, Matt Short, Megan Oksana-Cain.; eight step great grandchildren, Brayden and Brooklyn Bowers, Kylie Witman, Gony, Sarah, and Aaliyah Tim, Harper Bagg and Alexis Cook.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Joyce; one brother, Ronald Temple; one step son, Phillip Cain; one step grandson in law, Scott Bowers.
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3:00 PM 6/25/2021 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/25/2021 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
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10:00 AM 6/26/2021 10:00:00 AM
Bethel Christian Reformed Church

1208 3rd Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bethel Christian Reformed Church
1208 3rd Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Rehoboth Christian Indian Mission School

Attn: Advancement
PO Box 41
Rehoboth, NM 87322

Bethel Christian Reformed Church - Memorial Garden

1208 3rd Ave
Fulton, IL 61252

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