Lucia Pfotenhauer Templer

May 06, 1926 - Nov 13, 2020

Lucia Pfotenhauer Templer

May 06, 1926 - November 13, 2020


Lucia Emma Helena Pfotenhauer Templer (Lucy), beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, passed peacefully to her heavenly home on Friday, Nov 13, 2020 in Austin, TX. Lucy was born to Rev. Martin and Hattie Pfotenhauer on May 6, 1926, and was baptized into the Christian faith in New Ulm, MN. She grew up in the Bridgeport area of Chicago, IL, and was confirmed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on March 17, 1940. Lucy was fiercely proud of her Bridgeport roots and of being a PK (pastor's kid), coming from a long line of Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod pastors. With a passion for travel and adventure, Lucy accepted a position with ARAMCO in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1955. It didn't take long for her to meet James M. Templer, and they were married later that year in The Hague, The Netherlands. So began their life of adventure together, which included a long career with Aramco, primarily in Arabia, but with assignments in Beirut, Lebanon and The Hague, The Netherlands. During their time in Arabia, Lucy and Jim were blessed with three children, Jim, Jan, and Sara. The friendships formed throughout their Aramco years were so cherished by them, and we continue to consider these friends as our family.

Lucy and Jim retired to the Onion Creek neighborhood of Austin, TX in 1982, where Lucy became a much-loved and active member of the community, affectionately known as the Queen of Onion Creek. Lucy was a long-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and adored her loving church family.

To know Lucy is to love her. Her love of the Lord showed in everything she did and to everyone she met. She never met a stranger, greeted everyone she saw, waved to every trucker on the freeway, and supported almost every cause that involved children or animals. Every day was an adventure for Lucy, whether it was a trip to Target or a trip abroad. She was never lost, she was just "taking the scenic route". She would help anyone in need - and there are many who will attest to that! Lucy lived her life as a joyful servant.

As her family, we know how incredibly blessed we are to have her as our mom, grandma, and aunt. She has nurtured us throughout our lives spiritually, emotionally, and physically, and has given us unlimited love, somewhat limited patience, and unwavering support. We love her beyond measure and will honor her all our remaining days.

Lucy is predeceased by her parents, her brothers Alexander and Martin, her husband Jim, and her son, James M. Templer, Jr. She is survived by her daughters Janice (Gary) Satterfield and Sara (Brown) Howard; daughter-niece Cindy Templer; grandchildren Timothy (Brittany) Satterfield, Kevin Satterfield, Kelly (Wesley) Johnston, Scott Satterfield, Tyler Howard, and Emma (Todd) Schulze; great-grandchild Molly Schulze and two great-grandbabies soon to be born; and many beloved nephews and nieces.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 am, Thursday, November 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705. Masks are required and social distancing protocols will bein place.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78705 or to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3116 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608.


Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 10:30 am
St. Paul Lutheran Church

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