Rodney Tempel

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Rodney J. Tempel

Rodney J. Tempel, age 66 of Morgan passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday AT THE CHURCH with a 4:30 p.m. K of C Rosary and a 7:30 p.m. parish prayer service.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday.  Interment is in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Morgan.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rodney J. Tempel was born October 2, 1944 in Springfield, Minnesota to Paul and Mary Ann (Hornick) Tempel.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan.  He attended St. Michael’s Catholic School through the 8th grade, then three years at Nazareth Hall, and returned to Morgan for his final year of high school, graduating from Morgan Public School.  After high school, he went on to receive is degree in Education from Mankato State University.  Rodney was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hoffmann on June 5, 1976 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan.  Rodney was active at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, serving as a Lector and singing in the choir.  He was a Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus – Morgan Chapter.  Rodney was Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #53, and judged many science fairs in the local schools.  He enjoyed nature, fishing and hunting.  He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.  Rodney was an avid reader, enjoyed woodworking, and traveling.

Rodney is survived by his wife Elizabeth of Morgan; sons: Lynn (Mary) Hoffmann of Springfield, and Michael (Tricia) Tempel of Woodbury, MN; grandchildren: Beth, Laura, James, Andrew & Joseph Hoffman, and Ian Tempel.  He is also survived by his siblings: Stephen (Janice) Tempel of Morgan, Dennis (Joleen) Tempel of Hayfield, MN, M. Jeanne (Greg) Green of Redwood Falls, Rita (Terry) Nelson of Brownsdale, MN; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret Tauer, and grandson Gabriel Hoffmann.


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