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Rex Temple

December 11, 1941 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 79)


Rex Temple, 79, of Wabash, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021.  Rex was born on December 11, 1941 in Wabash County to Richard E. and Harriet (Tisovic) Temple.  A lifelong resident of Wabash County, Rex graduated from Wabash High School in 1960.  He attended Pasadena City College in 1961.  

Rex was president of Temple Advertising Company, founded in 1972.  He covered northern Indiana as a traveling salesman for forty years.  He also owned Temple Auto Sales for many years. Rex was a natural born salesman.

One of the highlights of Rex's life (and there were many) was taking a 44 foot boat down the Mississippi River from Chicago to Key West.  The boat was called The Easy Rider.  Staying in New Orleans, Sarasota, Florida and other exotic ports of call. 

Rex was an author, having several articles published in national magazines on a variety of subjects, most of them hunting and fishing related.  He was an avid golfer, enjoyed nature and taking his friends to his remote cabin in Ontario, Canada for thirty years. Rex also liked seeking out fine restaurants and exploring the Southern Carribean with his long-time companion of 48 years, Betty Temple; she survives. 

Rex thought that life was to be enjoyed, not endured.  He took time to smell the roses along life's path.  Rex touched all the bases!

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Pastor JP Freeman and John Norris will be officiating. Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Elks #471, 225 W. Main Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. 

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January 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
January 15, 2021

10:00 AM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

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