Lester Templin, 72

Lester David "Les" Templin, 72, of Wabash, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at 1:31 p.m. at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb., as a result of complications of his second stem cell transplant.

He was born Sept. 2, 1946, in Marion, to Robert and Velma (Lawson) Templin.

Les was a 1964 graduate of Southwood High School. He married Barb Bolen in Wabash on June 24, 1967. He worked for the Wabash County Sheriff's Department for 18 years, served as a Wabash County Commissioner for 12 years, and owned and operated his real estate appraising service, Templin Appraisals, from 1987 until January 2018.

Les was a member of Wabash Church of Christ where he was a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and sound technician. He served on the Wabash County Child Protection Team several years and Wabash County Step Ahead. He was a member of the Somerset Lions Club, The Model A Club, Somerset Masonic Lodge, LaFontaine Masonic Lodge, the Hanna Masonic Lodge of Wabash, and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine.

He was a house manager at The Honeywell Center of Wabash and volunteered several years there. In his free time, he worked on his Model A. He was an avid Indiana University football and basketball fan, enjoyed the Indianapolis Colts, Notre Dame, fishing, was actively involved in politics, but especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Templin of Wabash; two daughters, Wendy (Greg) Burchett of Fort Wayne, and Amanda (Wade) Allen of French Lick; his mother, Velma Pauline Templin of Wabash; three grandchildren, Sam Burchett and Casey Burchett, both of Fort Wayne, and Lilly Allen of French Lick; three sisters, Loretta (Ernest) Kessler-Saenz of Friendswood, Texas, Marilyn (Jeff) Morgan of Noblesville, Indiana, and Lorayne Eubank of Wabash; and his sister-in-law, Sharon Templin of Pearland, Texas.

He was preceded in death by father, Robert and brother, Dennis Templin.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave.,

Wabash, with Wade Allen officiating.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Wabash. Friends and family may call noon - 2 p.m. Monday, before the service at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Hope Lodge Omaha, 8030 Farnam Street, Omaha NE 68114 (, or the American Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Les may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 31