Stanley Lafe Topp, 66

Stanley Lafe Topp, 66, New Bremen, passed away at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Care Unit, Dayton.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1946, in New Bremen, the son of Lafe William and Marie Otte Topp, both of whom preceded him in death. 

On April 18, 1970, he married Jane E. Muter; she survives at the residence in New Bremen.

He is also survived by a son, Steven M. (Jennifer) Topp of St. Henry;  two sisters, Lucille (Lowell) Francis of New Bremen and Kathleen Topp of New Bremen; a granddaughter, Sydney N. Cluckey of Celina; and a grandson, Jordan M. Topp of St. Henry.

Stan was a 1964 graduate of New Bremen High School.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. 

He retired from Mesco in New Bremen, after more than 30 years of service.

He was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He also attended the Celina Nazarene Church in Celina.

Visitation hours will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, 1175 E. Greenville Road, St. Marys.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Robert Ellis, officiating, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen. 

Services have been entrusted to Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Memorial contribution can be made to Dayton VA Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Care Unit, or to the St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen and or Grand Lake Hospice.