Harvey W. Templeton
GALESBURG - Harvey W. Templeton, 79, Galesburg, died with his family at his side at 2:58 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at his home. He was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Galesburg, to Clarence and Mary A. Simpkins Templeton. He married Nancy Alderson on Nov. 21, 1959, in Galesburg. Harvey is survived by his wife, Nancy of Galesburg; two daughters, Kelly (and Steve) Cheesman of Galesburg and Kendra (and Bob) Dochterman of California; two sisters, Caroline Adolphson and Bonnie (and Larry) Reid, both of Galesburg; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Templeton; a brother-in-law, Ray Jacobs; and four grandchildren, Breck and Carson Cheesman and Logan and Olivia Dochterman. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Penny Kay; two brothers, George Templeton and Clarence Templeton; and three sisters, Christine Luper, Mary Jane Bell and Margo Jacobs. Harvey was a store clerk for the CB&Q, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroads for 40 years, retiring in 1997. As a teenager, he worked with his father at Templeton Roofing. He was a 1956 graduate of Galesburg High School. He was a member of Central Congregational Church where he served as head usher, deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He was a supporter of the Galesburg Railroad Museum and American Legion Baseball. He was an IHSA basketball, football and baseball official. He enjoyed gardening. He loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events. Harvey never met a stranger. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Central Congregational Church. Rev. James Ecklund and Rev. Sterrett Collins will officiate. Burial will be in the East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2017, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus or the University of Iowa Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.
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