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Chester E. A. Templin


Last updated 2/25/2020 at 11:26am

Chester "Chet" Ernest Alfred Templin passed away at 100 years old on February 2, 2020 after a battle with pneumonia in Spokane, WA. Chet was born to German immigrant parents, Elsie "Ella" (Wellsandt) and Ernest Templin, on December 11, 1919 in Ralston, WA.

He grew up amongst the vast wheat fields that called on him to become a farmer. Chet was curious, smart, and a good speaker, making friends wherever he went. He especially enjoyed the Ag program and graduated from Ritzville High School in 1938.

He farmed with his father near Tokio, WA until he could borrow money to purchase the farm himse...

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