Ronald S. Temple, 65, Jasper

Ronald S. Temple, 65, of Jasper, died Thursday, August 20, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Chicago December 12, 1954, to Ronald and Juanita (Shaw) Temple. He married Ella Morgan June 9, 1978, in Crown Pointe.

Ronald was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a welder for General Motors and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping, fishing, gardening, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and playing Santa Claus at Christmastime, which he did for over 25 years. He was a member of the American Legion Riders and American Legion Post 147.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Temple; two daughters, Jennifer Temple, Evansville, and Stephanie Temple, Jasper; two sons, Ronald Temple, Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Anthony Temple, Evansville; 12 grandchildren; one-great granddaughter; his mother, Juanita Temple Carolan, Sierra Vista, Arizona; one sister, Sharon Gidcumb and husband David, St. John; and two brothers, William Temple, Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Steven Temple, Manchester, New Hampshire.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Temple, two daughters, Rhonda Steller and Lisa Ellman, one grandson, Steve Temple, and two brothers, Thomas and Joseph Temple.

Private services will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be shared at

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