Obit: Topinka, Victor S. (1922 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Anderson, Covlin, Dutton, Eberhardt, Gossman, Griswold, Krisher, Liga, Norton, Pearson, Starha, Stockwell, Swonger, Topinka, Veldkamp, Wagner, Wipf

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 8/26/2019

Topinka, Victor S. (11 APR 1922 - 23 AUG 2019)

Victor S. Topinka, 97, of Colby, passed away in the presence of his family on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at his home in the town of Hull, Marathon County.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at Centennial Community Center, 412 East Centennial Av., Stetsonville. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. Dinner will be served there following the committal service at the cemetery. Mr. Rob Eberhardt, Mr. Perry Pearson and Mr. Travis Wagner will preside. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery II, Medford and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Rembs Funeral Home of Marshfield is assisting the family.

Victor was born on April 11, 1922 in Neillsville to Joseph and Bessie (Starha) Topinka Sr. He married Helen M. Krisher on May 13, 1947 and they were married for 67 years. Helen died on Nov. 28, 2014. They began their married life near Neillsville, then moving to Medford, where they lived the majority of their life and raised their seven children. Victor spent most of his working life at Weather Shield Manufacturing, retiring in 1995. In 2012 Victor and Helen moved to Colby where they spent their last two years of marriage and where Victor continued to live until his death. Victor and Helen cherished over 67 years of married life. He loved the story of Jesus. He and Helen enjoyed traveling to visit their children scattered across the states and also their siblings.

Victor is survived by his children, Ruthie Topinka and Debbie (Randy) Swonger, all of Colby, Harvey (Nancy) Topinka of North Port, Fla., Louis (Marilyn) Topinka of Beaverton, Ore., Duane Topinka of Philadelphia, Pa., Diane Topinka of Schofield and Ronald (Debbie) Topinka of St. Cloud, Minn. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael, Eric (Becky), Ashlee, Tara, Evan (Sami), Steven (Kelly), Kaylene, Taylor (Stefanie), Tristin (fiancé Skyler Dutton), Tanisha Topinka, Cuyler and Corina Swonger, Priscilla Wipf, Marcy (Bjorn) Anderson, Danika (Jason) Veldkamp and Taylor Covlin; and great-grandchildren, Annelise, Russell and Ashlynn, Easton, Aster Topinka, Bradyn Wipf, Kiera and Kevin Anderson. He is further survived by two sisters-in-law, Elaine (Fred) Griswold of Fox Lake and Myrtle Stockwell of Randolph.

Victor was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Helen; daughters-in-law, Elaine and Karla Topinka; an infant Topinka granddaughter; four brothers, Joseph Jr., James, George and Arthur Topinka; and four sisters, Bessie Gossman, Anne Topinka, Lillian Liga and Elinor Norton.

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