DeKALB – Clara A. Tempel, 59, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.|
She was born Feb. 10, 1954, in DeKalb, and was the daughter of Henry and Harriett (Valance) Huttunen.
She lived her entire life in DeKalb working various jobs such as General Electric for 19 years, Merry Maids and Burgess Norton. She was a member of Harvest Bible Chapel in DeKalb. Clara loved gardening, antiquing, reading, the outdoors, she was a fantastic cook and she loved a lot of people.
Survivors include husband, Richard, whom she married Oct. 26, 1985, at the IUE Union Hall in DeKalb; two daughters, Vanessa (Rodrick Sarun) Tempel of Lisle and Pennie Tempel of DeKalb; brother, Michael (Dianna) Huttunen of DeKalb; sister, Frances (Ray) Montes of DeKalb; three nieces, Emily Lowe, Julie (Stewart) Stevenson and Bethany (Tony) Rowan; and one nephew, Steven Anderson.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Harvest Bible Chapel in DeKalb with Pastor Jason Draper officiating. Cremation has taken place at Finch Crematory. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday March 24, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Benevolence Fund of Harvest Bible Chapel.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb. To send an online condolence, visit www.RonanMooreFinch.com; 815-758-3841.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 21, 2013