Roman B. Tempel, 94, Ferdinand

Roman B. Tempel, 94, of Ferdinand passed away peacefully on Saturday September 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Roman was born January 14, 1926 in Ferdinand to John and Sophia (Fleck) Tempel. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Betty” Pund on July 3, 1951 in Saint Ferdinand Church.

Roman was a lifelong member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, and The St. Joseph’s Sodality. He was a member of the Ferdinand Senior Citizens. He retired from D.M.I. Furniture after 43 ½ years, and after retirement drove for Meals on Wheels program for 15 years. He was WWII Army veteran, and a member of the first Honor Flight in 2014. Roman was a torch bearer for the Indiana Centennial. He was a life member of Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 (past commander) and a member of the Huntingburg V.F.W. Post 2366.

Surviving are his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Tempel, seven daughters, JoRene Richard of Ferdinand, Rebecca Hedinger of Ferdinand, Michelle Brockman of St. Meinrad, Cindy (Terry) Faulkenberg of St. Meinrad, Cheryl (Bobby) Childress of St. Henry, Karen (Larry) Franchville of Bandon, and Sharon (Joe) Jones of English. Three sons, LeRay (Clara) Tempel of St. Meinrad, Paul (Julie) Tempel of Huntingburg, and Jeff (Tracy) Tempel of Ferdinand. Thirty-seven grandchildren and Fifty-nine great-grandchildren. One sister, Frances Krampe of Ferdinand.

Roman was preceded in death by eight brothers, Joe, Charles, Jerome, Hubert, Leo, Albert, Dennis and Gilbert Tempel. One sister, Marie Tempel, sons-in-law, Mike Richard, Dennis Hedinger, and Mark Brockman.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 PM Wednesday September 16, 2020 in St. Ferdinand Church, burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 AM until the service. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at

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