THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Robert J. De Temple
Issue Date: October 24, 2013
Robert John De Temple, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Marinette, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17.
Born Dec. 31, 1923, to John De Temple and Mary Bohman De Temple, he was the youngest of eight children.
After graduating from Marinette High School he attended the UW-Madison for one year with a double scholarship in academics and sports. He then transferred to Annapolis Naval Academy and received a degree in Electrical Engineering during an accelerated 3 year program due to the war time demands, graduating in the class of 1945. He served for 30 months in active duty in the Navy in the Pacific and then resigned to obtain a position as Industrial Engineer at Ansul Chemical Company in Marinette. After 4 years he was called back to active duty to serve as full lieutenant for 30 months due to the Korean War. During his military service he received numerous citations and medals of recognition. After returning to Ansul he was the Production Manager from 1952 to 1959. In 1959 he was promoted to Assistant President of the International Division and lived and worked in many countries including Europe, Mexico, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, England, Algeria, Greece, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Thailand, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria and Morocco. He retired in 1984.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Palm Coast, Fla.; a son, Patrick, of Berkeley, Ca.; a daughter, Jeanne Shoup; two grandchildren; two stepsons, Karl Ashbrenner, of Stoughton and Kurt Ashbrenner, of Hartland; a stepdaughter, Amy Kifune and two step-granddaughters.