Joann L. Temme


Funeral services for Joann L. Temme, 92, of Wayne, will be held  at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

She died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 at her home at Kinship Pointe in Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to the Temme family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne. 

Joann Lucille Wert Temme was born Aug. 19, 1931 to Harry and Lucille (Westlund) Wert in Wayne. She was baptized and confirmed at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne. Joann attended school in Wayne and graduated from Wayne High School in 1949. She took classes at Wayne State College and worked at Griess Rexall. Joann enjoyed telling her grandchildren that she had been a soda jerk.  

Joann married Frederick “Fritz” Temme on Aug. 26, 1951 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne. Fritz left for the army that fall and after his military service, they moved to the farm northwest of Wayne. Joann was a busy farm   wife, raising a family, gardening, helping with chores and providing meals to harvest crews. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Grace LWML, Duo Club and worked with young people in Sunday school, VBS, high school and college youth groups.

After 31 years on the farm, Joann and Fritz moved to their home on Fairacres Road in Wayne. She continued to volunteer in the community and traveled with Fritz to meetings and on vacations. No matter where she was, Joann loved to meet people and make new friends. She took many photos of her new friends and scenery as they traveled. Photos, programs and newspaper clippings found their way into scrapbooks and photo albums too numerous to count.

Survivors include her children, Karen Temme of Wahoo, Doug (Mary) Temme of Wayne and Judy (Rich) Poehlman of Wayne; grandchildren, Ann (Conner) Rocole, John (Molly) Temme, Lisa Temme, Todd (Kim) Poehlman, Matt (Jaimy) Poehlman and Tyler Poehlman; 10 great-grandchildren; in-laws, Esther Ekberg Brader of Norfolk, Caroline Caauwe of Lincoln, Gladys Juhlin of Norfolk, Wilma Bartels of Wakefield, Roland and (Hiroko) Temme of Lincoln; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fritz on Aug. 9, 2023; granddaughter-in-law, Courtney Poehlman; in-laws, Victor Temme, Richard Temme, Marcella Temme, Dorothea Grosse, Alma Temme, Willard Bartels, Harvey Brader, Don Caauwe, Harold Ekberg, Harvey Grosse, Russ Juhlin and Judy Owens Temme.