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Obituary: Vera Topp


February 10, 2020

Vera Topp Fargo, N.D.

Vera Marie Topp, 90, passed away Jan. 29, 2020, at The Meadows on University, in Fargo, ND. The funeral service was held Feb. 3, 2020 at Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington, N.D. Rev. Rick Loewen officiated with special music provided by Clara Edwardson, Amanda Shappell and Joseph Shappell. Burial will be in the spring at Grace City Cemetery, Grace City, N.D. Casket bearers were Eric Topp, Brandon Topp, Lyle Shappell, Joshua Shappell, Christopher Bonebrake, Everett Bracken and Jacob Bonebrake. Honorary bearers were all of Vera's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Vera was born May 26, 1929, in Starkweather, N.D. to Gust and Hazel (Mattson) Jorgenson.

She was married on June 5, 1949 to Russell Topp at the Methodist Church in Grace City, N.D. Vera belonged to the Columbia Homemakers, McHenry Senior Center, Cherry Lake Club and was an active member of the Grace City Methodist Church and later the Grace City Lutheran Church.

Vera is survived by her daughter Kathy (Michael) Grubb, Tioga, N.D.; son Jerry (Marie) Topp, Fargo; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Wayne Topp, New Rockford, N.D.; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son Harley; a granddaughter Monica Kay; and a sister Lois Hager.

Arrangement made by Evans Funeral Home, N.D.


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