07/03/208: The Wisconsin Wastewater Operators’ Association lost someone special this week.   Longtime friend of WWOA and the industry, Leo Templeton, age 96, passed away on Monday, July 2nd.   Leo was a mentor to many in the industry and to WWOA.  After his time in the United States Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater, Leo went to work for the City of Manitowoc at the Wastewater Water Treatment Facility and retired in 1987 with the position of Superintendent.  Leo was President of the WWOA from 1980 to 1981.   He was honored with many awards including the George F. Bernauer Award in 1976, the Service Award in 1992, and in 2017 he was honored with a special award for attending his 50th Conference along with Pete Albers.  In 2005 Leo was made Honorary Member of the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators’ Association, an honor that only a few have been bestowed with.  Leo will be remembered for his generosity, wit and smile and his never-ending love for the WWOA and all the people involved with it.  Services for Leo will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Manitowoc, WI.  For more information on the services and visitation, please click here.

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