"Yogi" Temple, age 87 of Portage, IN formerly of Chesterton, IN, passed away
peacefully at home on Friday, October 16, 2020.
He was born in
Eldorado, IL, on February 5, 1933, to William I. and Thelma A. (Smith)
Charles is survived
by his sons, Brian (Rose) Temple of Fillmore, IN, Scott Temple of Largo, FL
and Ron (Joan) Temple of Morristown, IN; daughters, Kathy (Mike) Demkowicz
of Valparaiso, IN and Sharon (John) Sherrick of Chesterton, IN;
sister-in-law, Betty Temple of Cedar Lake, IN; eight grandchildren and nine
He was preceded in
death by his parents; wife, Thelma L. (Simmons) Temple, and brother, Larry
Charles was a 1951
graduate of Merrillville High School and was an All Star Football Player. He
was a member of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War.
Charles was married to his wife Thelma for over 63 years and retired from
Inland Steel after 30 plus years. He was a member of The Chesterton Lions
Club and was Vision Screening Chairman from 2003-2017. He received numerous
awards during that time for his service and dedication. Charles enjoyed
photography, gardening, playing his ukulele and was an avid marathon runner
having competed in many marathons all over the country. He was a member of
American Legion Post 170 and Save The Tunes Musical Group and he was a
founding member of The Just For Fun Strummers. He played locally with the
Golden Fingers. Charles was also a former Scoutmaster for Troop 221 in
Hammond, IN. Charles was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather,
great-grandfather and uncle and will be deeply missed.
will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Pastor Bob
Neuman officiating. Burial to take place at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be
held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the
Charles's honor may be made to either The Chesterton Lions Club or D.A.V.
Disabled American Veterans Association.
Masks are required
for everyone in attendance. Online condolences to the family may be made at