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Celebration of Life for late Professor Mark Temple, October 23

Mark Temple

Mark Temple

The Department of Health Sciences is saddened to announce the passing of our colleague Professor Mark Temple.

Temple began his career as a health educator in 1987 and came to Illinois State University in 1998 as a faculty member in the health education program.

Temple was a dedicated teacher, mentor, and servant to the profession of health education and to the University. His passion and enthusiasm for Illinois State University and health education will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be from 1–4 p.m. Sunday, October 23, in the second floor ballroom of Epiphany Farms, which is located at 220 E. Front St., Bloomington.

Condolences may be sent to Adrian Lyde, c/o Department of Health Sciences, Campus Box 5220, Normal, IL 61790-5220.

Memorials may be directed to the American School Health Association, 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102, or through Please designate the donation be applied to scholarships or the support of the Future Leaders Academy.

Colleagues, friends, and students of Temple who have photos that could be included for the Celebration of Life are asked to please forward those to Health Sciences Department Chair Jeffrey Clark.

Temple’s obituary can be found on The Pantagraph’s website.


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Dr. Temple left an indelible mark on all those he taught, including myself. His presence will be deeply missed and ISU will no longer be the same without him. My deepest, most sincere sympathies to all who loved him. The health education field itself has suffered a tremendous loss as well. He was a champion for health and wellness and an excellent mentor to his students. - Aubrie McShane, Class of 2011

Mark guided me through the early years of my life as a triathlete and was inspirational to so many of us that were part of the Northeast Louisiana triathletes that competed throughout the region. he was intense when it came to training and it was contagious, making all of us better athletes. He was a good friend and will be missed.