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William Tempel


December 17, 2020

William Tempel

William Tempel

Bill was born to Edward and Mary Kreitmeier Tempel of Chester, Montana on March 3, 1925, one of eight children. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during WW II.

After discharge, he began classes in pre-med at Northern Montana College, followed after seven years by graduation from University of Oregon Health Sciences with a dental degree. Bill moved to Colfax in 1954 and was active in several civic organizations. Those included American Legion, Elks and Masons in Colfax, serving two terms on Colfax City Council and several years as Scoutmaster. During those year...

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