Red lived his life with Amazing Grace...
  • 94 years old
  • Born on December 29, 1922 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on May 19, 2017 in Greenville (Appleton), Wisconsin, United States.

Red Templin lived a long and beautiful life. He was one of the most compassionate, kind, thoughtful, generous, helpful and tolerant people to have walked this earth. In his humble and easy-going way...graced with gentle humor...he touched the lives of so many. He was an honorable man, he walked his talk. He loved kids and animals and was always the guy you could count on to show matter what. He and his wife Shirlee were married for 65 years and raised 4 daughters...Shari, Connie, Traci & well as several amazing dogs...Laddie, Karmen, Trevor, Bandit and Chelsea. We are creating this website for all of those who loved him and were blessed to have been part of his remeber, reminisce and connect, share stories and pictures and to rejoice in his long and well-lived life. We love you Dad / Red / Robert / Grandad

** I apologize in advance if anyone was left
out of the photos, I tried to include everyone, but Dad didn't
particularly like having his picture taken and I only had access to my
Mother's and my own photo albums and facebook page. So please share
what you have. - If you are having trouble adding pics, please text me
your pictures (310-701-1033) or email them to me
( ) and I will add them. Thank you - Traci


Sat. June 17, 2017
6-9 pm with a memorial service at 7:30 pm
At Super Bowl on Northland Ave in Appleton in a private function room
Refreshments will be served
If you know that you will be attending, an RSVP to Traci would be helpful to assist us in planning accordingly (text 310-701-1033 / or email:

Cards and condolences can be sent to:
The Templin Family
15 Kools Court
Appleton, WI 54914

Posted by Traci Templin Rainbolt on 19th May 2018
1 year...unbelievable. I think of you every day Dad...usually more than once. I appreciate the signs and messages, always just when I need them. I love and miss you so much. Not sure I will sleep at all tonight...remembering being with you for your last days and minutes and breaths on this Earth. Thank you for everything Dad...every little thing. See you on the other Side...
Posted by Kristin Elizabeth on 17th June 2017
Such a beautiful life celebration of a wonderful man. I may have only known him for 4 months at Living Tree Estates, but in that short time we grew a strong bond. He always made sure I ate because of my diabetes, always asking how my MS was, always made me sit down and take a break so I didn't get sick.. he always greeted me with a smile, he was so gentle and kind and had so much wisdom.. it's not the same at work without him, walking into his room and hes not there.. always picked on me cuz i called it a grundy instead of wedgy saying "no grundy" and started laughing.. he is in a better place but i sure do miss him.. i love you Red, thank you for everything and thank you for always being there for me.. Until we meet again! ❤❤
Posted by P J on 30th May 2017
My sincere condolences to the family. Your loved one apparently lived life joyfully and really loved people. God has promised to bring about a time when we can see our loved ones again. Revelations 21:3,4. At that time all mankind will enjoy perfect health on a paradise earth. May you find comfort from the God of all comfort.
Posted by L M on 24th May 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Red Robert Templin. The death of a loved one can be very painful and weight heavily on our hearts. God gives hope to see the precious ones we loss in death again. His holy word the Bible provides comfort for families and friends like you who are deeply saddened by such loss. John 5:28,29 says " Do not be amazed at this,for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tomb will here his voice and come out ". May you all continue to hold the precious memories of your dearly beloved Red close to your hearts and and know that Jesus Christ ransom sacrifice is our guarantee that one day soon we will see the ones we loss in death again. How thrilled we all will be when gods promise become a reality. You can visit this website at, there you will find many topics that explains can the dead really live again.
Posted by Jackie Martin on 23rd May 2017
It was easy to see all the fine attributes that everyone is sharing about Red. We knew him during some of the most difficult days in his life and we were still was able to see the kind, sensitive and caring man that people talk about in these shared memories. Red often worried about being "a bother" and tried to remain so strong and independent just so he wouldn't be a burden. It was so obvious to see how much Red loved his family. and appreciated his friends We will miss him and wish his family and friend comfort and peace knowing that Red was ready for the next journey in his path.
Posted by Sandee Hoerning on 22nd May 2017
To a very special person, had an honor to know Red and Shirley for many years, one of the finest people i will ever know, my memory of him is many times playing sheepshead, with Red, Ron Klug, and Cal, all have passed now. As well Bandit, and Chelsea, his dogs, he will be missed. We lived next door, raised my 3 childern as Red called them the Brats lol will really miss him, sandy hoerning/strong
Posted by Jim Krueger on 22nd May 2017
Red was more than a friends to me. He was like a second father to me and my best friend Bob Templin. Were were Reds adopted sons. He always treated us like his own boys. Red never had a son, he had four daughters. So Bob and I became the sons he never had. We were two lucky boys to have had the good fortune to have Red in our lives. He helped shape us into two men he was very proud of. If anyone reading this ever knew or worked for Red at the beer depot I am sure you understand what I mean. Red taught me how to work, count money and how to respect customers even the mean ones! My fondest memories on my youth are from working at Templins Beet Depot. I will always cherish them. Red was one of the nicest, gentlest and kindness men I have ever known. I have been blessed to have Red as part of my life for most of my 64 years. I thank God for him and the fact that he took such interest in me and my life. I will miss Red dearly however I would not have wanted him to stay one more minute against his will. He was tired and ready to move on. Red you are the best and you will be forever in my heart and mind. I know that God has a welcome party waiting for you. Thanks for being my friend and mentor love your son Boots. See you on the other side!
Posted by Corinna DeGroot on 22nd May 2017
Red was my first "boss" and Templin's was my first "job". I was one of the neighborhood kids who came in with my girlfriend to work. We bagged ice (until the ice machine was empty), stocked shelves, dusted bottles, moved beer and wine coolers from storage to the coolers and kegs out to people's cars on dollies. We worked hard and we did it all for a candy bar and a $1 bill. After we got our dollar, Red played "poker" with us, using the serial #s on the $1 bills as our "poker hand". I remember his dog Bandit running around the store as we worked. We loved working for Red. I truly believe my strong work ethic that I still have today was instilled in me early on by Red. God Bless the family during this time.
Posted by Deborah Wittwer on 22nd May 2017
Traci ..I know it has been a long time since we have seen each other probably high school. Every time I go past your father's store I think of him. He was an icon in the neighborhood . Always a smile on his face. Of course the red hair. Something that we all had in common. Our Prayers to you and your family. PEACE. Deborah Wittwer-Manial
Posted by Mary Steinfeldt on 22nd May 2017
Red touched so many lives with his kindness. I so remember stopping into the store as a teenager to get advice, support, and smiles from a great man with much wisdom. I will always hold his friendship dear. I admired him so !
Posted by Sandra Glinski on 21st May 2017
Uncle Red was a quiet man, quick to laugh, and always patient with all us girls. He knew the value of family and friends, and always made you feel special. Spending a day at the lake in the summer when your family rented a cottage, and our family invaded, The Sager family reunions, always at the Templins. Laddie always at his side. These memories always make me smile. Rest in peace Uncle Red and know you left the world a better place

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