Patsy Temke

Patsy Temke

Patsy Temke, 84, of Karnak, died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on July 13, 1936, in Karnak.  She was a graduate of the Karnak Community School.  

Pat and Lester Temke were united in marriage on June 14, 1957.  

Mrs. Temke loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

She served on the MAP Board of Directors for several years.  She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church MS in Olmsted.  

She loved cooking, reading and travelling. She loved people.  

She had retired from the USDA FSA in Tamms.  She was a volunteer at the Massac Memorial Hospital gift shop for over 20 years.

Survivors include her husband, Lester Temke; two children, Brenda (Eric) Ruud of Normal and Scott and DawnMarie of Mayfield, Ky.; four grandchildren, Gerald Scott Temke of Mayfield, Ky., Andrew William (Jessica) Temke of Mayfield, Ky., Christopher Eric (Kaitlynn) Ruud of Louisville, Ky., and Caity Ruud of Winchester, UK; three great-grandchildren, Chloe Faith, Allie Marie and Dawson Wayne Temke; and many nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Temke was preceded in death by her parents, Andy Elvis and Frances Pulliam Bond; two sisters, Ethel Hicks and Mae Smith;   and a brother, Noah Bond.

Funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Patsy Temke were Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Olmsted. Pastor Paul H. Donner and Pastor Jay Holden officiated.   

Pallbearers were Scott Temke, Gerald Temke, Andrew Temke, Christopher Ruud, Terry Smith and Kevin Washer.

Memorials can  be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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