Deanna Lou Erstad Temple

Deanna Lou Erstad Temple passed away February 17, 2024, at her home in League City, Texas, surrounded by four generations of loving family. She was 84.

Deanna was born October 27, 1939, to Harold and Birdie Erstad of Slayton, Minnesota, the tenth of twelve children. She moved to Texas at the age of 17, where she met the love of her life, Bill. She worked as a teacher’s aide for Dickinson ISD, before going to work for the Dickinson Water Office. Deanna was a long-time member of Faith Lutheran Church and enjoyed giving back to her church family and community as a member of the Ladies of Faith craft group.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William “Bill” Temple, as well as her parents and nine of her siblings.

Deanna is survived by her three children, daughters Teresa Antley and her husband, Keith, and Lori Pedersen and her husband, Tom, and Doug Temple and his wife, Dawn; grandchildren, Donald Antley (m. Danyale), Daniel Antley (m. Brandi), Dianna Wakefield (m. Ricky), Kristin Pedersen (m. Jarred), Jason Pedersen, Jennifer Pedersen (m. Brett ), Jeremy Temple and Jacob Temple; sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter with another on the way, and her younger sister, Jeanne Zaganiacz.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Donald Antley, Daniel Antley, Ricky Wakefield, Jarred Thibodeaux, Jeremy Temple and Jacob Temple.

Visitation for Deanna Temple will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.  A Celebration of Life in Deanna’s honor will begin Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 11:00 am, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas, with interment following at Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Dickinson.

Deanna lived a long, happy life filled with love and laughter, always guided by her abiding faith. She and Bill built a large, tight knit, loving family, where gatherings were always filled with stories, games, hugs and laughter. She will be greatly missed, but we’re happy knowing she’s at peace with Jesus and reunited with Bill.

To view the live stream of the service, click on the link below.


  1. Such a beautiful lady, a classic with a smile that lit up a room.
    Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

    Rick and BeBe Watkins
  2. I know that God loves me….He gave us Deanna Temple….Thank you God…Liz

    Liz Temple Swor
  3. So sorry to hear about your loss. She was a beautiful lady. May you find peace and comfort in all your wonderful memories of her. Hang onto those memories for she will always be with you. As you grieve know that you are in our prayers, and we are thinking about you.

    Guin Smith, Candy Smith and Weston Raulston

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