NORWAY - Albertine Marie Temple, 93, of Norway, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at her home in Norway.
She was born in Escanaba on Feb. 13, 1919, the daughter of the late Richard and Clorvina (Badger) St. Martin.
Al married Dick Temple on Dec. 14, 1935, he preceded her in death in 1984.
She is a member of St. Mary's Church in Norway and Ladies of the Moose.
Al was an avid sports fan, supported all of Norway's High School teams, and especially loved watching her son Pat race. One of her proudest moments was being honored as "Fan of the Year" by the Dickinson County Racing Association.
She worked at the Norway Sewing Factory and retired from Norway Gravure.
She volunteered at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center and helped with many pasty sales at Holy Spirit School.
Al loved to dance and lived life to the fullest. She loved gardening, storytelling, playing the drums with AlVito, and sewing. She was a wonderful cook and always had room at her table for one more. Over the years she gave a home to many.
She will be missed by many, especially by Vito, her loving companion of many years, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, but she was fond of saying, "That's the way the mop flops."
She is survived by her sons, Dick (Bernadette) Temple of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Tom (Dorothy) Temple of Norway; daughters Susie (Joe) Giesen of Vulcan, and Peggy (Don) Gattra of Norway; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; her companion, Vito Basile of Norway; sisters, Madeline, Henrietta, Betty, Pearl and Bernadette; and many nieces and nephews.
Al was preceded in death by her sons, Pat and Bill Temple; brothers, Earl, Harold and Gerald; and sisters, Phyllis and Viola.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.
Prayers will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Ortman Funeral Home.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church with Fr. Tim Ekaitis presiding.
Interment will follow at the Dickinson County Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Albertine at ortmanfuneralhome.com
Arrangements were made with the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.