Heather Templin, age 68, of Rapid City, passed away suddenly from a car accident on Dec. 12, 2017.
Heather was born on Feb. 19, 1949 in Homewood, Illinois, to the late Webb and Jeanne (Allen) Templin. Heather moved to Northern Michigan after graduating high school.
She worked in real estate, as well as for many years at Alden State Bank and Turtle Creek Casino. She also served as the Milton Township treasurer for many years.
Heather loved animals and cofounded, with her friend Mona, the group Little Help From my Friends, which has been built into an animal shelter in Bellaire.
In September 1970 Heather married Jim Knust, of Rapid City, who survives. Heather is also survived by her daughters, Amy (Randy) Russell and Holly (Rich) Charbonneau, both of Rapid City; brother-in-law, Harold Lee, of Rapid City; sister-in-law, Sheri Templin, of Frankfort, Illinois; four grandchildren, Scott Russell, Logan Knust, Calista Charbonneau and Olivia Charbonneau; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Scott Templin; and sister, Cameron Lee.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 404 Spruce St., Elk Rapids. Pastor Tom Cook will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Visitation will also be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Interment will take place in Milton Township Cemetery in the spring of 2018.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Help From My Friends, 3820 Ritt Road, Bellaire, MI 49615.
An online guestbook is available at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Published on December 17, 2017