Alan Eugene Templin, 67, Wabash, went to be with the Lord at 3:10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born Jan. 18, 1952, in Peru, to Eldon S. and Ruth Ann (Draper) Templin.
Alan was a 1970 graduate of Southwood High School and at age 43 he retired early from Anaconda Wire & Cable in Marion, after 27 years, due to Parkinson’s Disease. Alan had previously been cared for by the special employees of Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center and the last five years by the loving and caring employees at Wellbrooke of Wabash, assisted by Premier Hospice Care, who all deserve special rewards for providing physical needs for Alan that his parents and siblings were no longer able to provide. His mother cared for his daily needs for many years prior to Alan needing more professional assistance. Alan was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting mushrooms and feeding wild birds. He continued gardening even after his health made it very difficult. He loved following all of Southwood High School sports along with basketball games of IU and Purdue, and Indianapolis Colts Football.
He is survived by two children and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Ruth Ann Templin of Wabash, two brothers, Merrill (Lisa) Templin of Wabash and Dean Templin of Marion, and sister, Heather (Benji) Daniel, of Wabash, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Eldon Templin, and two nephews, Brady Merrill Templin and Barry Micah Templin.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash with his brother Merrill Templin officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash County. Friends may call 12:30-2:00 pm Friday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Parkinson’s Foundation.