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Gemma Mary Templeton

May 14, 1940 — March 20, 2020

Gemma Mary (Fendt) Templeton, 79, Green Bay, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at a local hospital. She was born May 14, 1940 in Watertown, daughter to the late Eugene and Lillian (Tyson) Fendt. She graduated from Watertown High School, and married Donald H. Templeton on May 25, 1963, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown.

Survivors include her husband, Donald; 4 children: Michael Templeton; Joan Templeton (Joe) Bergner, and their two children, Simon and Audrey; Jean (Tory) Raether, and their 3 children, Seth, Grace and Melanie; and Karen Bradley (John Weber}; and Mary (Eugene) Fendt, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Gemma was preceded in death by an infant brother, Anthony, as well as her other siblings: Jane (Gerald) Schubert, Margaret (Rudy) Bohlman, Marion Belling, Eugene Fendt, Bernard Fendt, and Dorothy (Paul) Bohlmann.

Gemma was a very giving person. She spent years volunteering in various ways, including years with Unity Hospice and Meals on Wheels. She was always willing to put others first and lend a helping hand.

To her immediate family, she was affectionately known as “Minga”. Her first grandchild, when trying to say Grandma kept saying “Minga” and the name stuck. She loved the name; it was special and unique – just like her. She LOVED her family and would do anything for them – right to the very end.

Each of us have special memories of her that we will cherish. She will be sorely missed by her beloved husband, Don, and the rest of her family. When it is safe to have a Memorial service, we would love to hear your memories of her as well. She was a hugger (a BIG one) and hated the current state of the world. She would have been up all night praying for her family and the rest of the world.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with Fr. Anthony Cirignani officiating. MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT CHURCH. Malcore Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers please consider the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at . or Meals on Wheels.
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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, July 20, 2020

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Saints Peter and Paul Church

710 N Baird St, Green Bay, WI 54302

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