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Topel, George E. 1906-1987


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 12/2/2007 at 21:30:17

George Topel

George Topel died Thursday, April 2, at Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse. He was born October 7, 1906 in rural Allamakee County to Charles and Mathilda Schlitter Topel. He was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical United Brethren Church. He received his education in rural Allamakee County Schools.

Jan. 28, 1942 George married Marjorie Molitor Walsh. They had 2 daughters. The couple farmed in the Monona area until retiring in 1963, They lived in Monona until moving to Waukon in January of 1982,

George was a member of Garden City United Methodist Church. He also was an avid gardener.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Marjorie, who died August 31, 1984, a grandson and 5 brothers, Dick, Charles, Herman, Theodore and Bert.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Sharon) Kouba of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Joseph (Delores) Kroack of Waukon; 2 step-sons, Irving and James Walsh, Waukon; 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer, Monona and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Klima, McGregor.

Services were held Saturday, April 4, 1:30 p.m. at Garden City United Methodist Church, Monona. Burial was in the Monona City Cemetery with Rev. Marion Bloodworth and Rev. O. Dean Shelly officiating.

Pallbearers were David Schlitter, Wilbur, Wayne and Don Topel, Milton Klima, Robert Tyler, Bill Peters, Ralph Welch and Jack Robinson.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated 1987, from my mother's obituary collection.
Submitter has no further information.

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Added by: Richard O'Brien

George Emil Topel
born:1906 Oct 07
died:1987 Apr 02 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Buried Monona City Cemetery.
W=Marjorie (Molitor) Walsh Topel

Marjoie Martha (Molitor) Walsh Topel
1906-1984 buried Monona City Cemetery.
1st husband: Stephen Walsh-1908-1939 Buried Cherry Mound Cemetery, Allamakee.
2nd husband: George Emil Topel 1942 Jan 28. Buried with George

(source: Ancestry.com-Wisconsin Death index & Find A Grave.com-Photo of gravestone)


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