Obit: Topinka, George B. (1912 - 2007)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Topinka, Starha, Thain, Miller, Hoeg, Swonger, Wibel, Accola, Krisher, Pataska, Legia, Norton, Gossman

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Topinka, George B. (9 July 1912 - 23 Sept. 2007)

George B. Topinka, 95, of Stratford died Sunday evening, Sept. 23, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Abbotsford, Wis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home in Marshfield with Charles Thain and Ray Miller presiding. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery with Wayne Hoeg, Kraig and Dennis Pataska, Randy Swonger, Ron Wibel and Josh Accola serving as the pallbearers.

Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and again from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday, both at the funeral home.

George was born July 9, 1912, in Chicago to Joseph and Bessie (Starha) Topinka.

He was united in marriage to Naomi R. Krisher in Neillsville on Nov. 1, 1946.

They farmed in Neillsville until 1951 then moved to Marshfield where he was employed as an electrician at Rollohome. After his retirement, they moved to Stratford until entering the nursing facility in December 2005.

George is survived by his wife, Naomi; children, Norma Hoeg of Colby, Dale Topinka of Ladysmith, Karen Pataska of Stratford and Darryl (Laurie) Topinka of Madison; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Victor (Helen) Topinka of Medford and Arthur (Edna) Topinka of Marshfield; two sisters, Lillian Legia of Chicago and Elinor (David) Norton of Berwyn, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son David Topinka; grandson, Kevin Pataska; two brothers, James and Joseph Topinka Jr.; and two sisters, Bessie Gossman and Anne Topinka.

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