Obit: Toptine, Newton Floyd (1879 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Toptine, Hollenbeck, Negard, Haustreader, Quick, Sliter, Hartley, Becker, Nichols, Hoke, Fristad, Swanke, Brecke, Roessler, Gerold, Benedict, Beeckler, Mull, Rodman, Shaw, Ray, Gehrt, Frantz, Wall, Scott, Grether

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/13/1967

Toptine, Newton Floyd (24 February 1879 - 7 July 1967)

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home for Newton Floyd Toptine, 88, of Neillsville, who died here Friday. The Rev. Jack Grether officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mr. Toptine was born February 24, 1879, in Richland County. He attended school there and came to Clark County in 1995 with his parents, who w ere engaged in farming in the Shortville community.

On January 29, 1911, he was married to the former Julia Bell Hallenbeck in Athens. They farmed, and moved to Neillsville in 1913. He did carpenter work and was employed by the former O & N Lumber co., retiring in 1951.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ and Lodge No. 198, International Order of Odd Fellows.

Survivors are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Hildegarde Negard of Cleveland, O.; and two grandchildren.

The Rebekah Lodge attended the service in a body. I. O. O. F. services were conducted by Nordahl Fristad.

Pallbearers were: Horace Rodman, George Shaw, Rollie Benedict, Sam Ray, William Gehrt and Robert Frantz.
Ellis Wall sang, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beautiful Isle,” accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

People from away here for the service included: Mr. and Mrs. John Negard, John and Julia, of Cleveland, O.; R. Negard, Mrs. Glenn Haustreader, Mr. and Mrs. Elvard Quick of Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Sliter of Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hollenbeck and MR. and Mrs. Lloyd Hartley of Soldiers Grove; Mr. and Mrs. William Becker of De Soto.

Mr. and Mrs. Chet Nichols of Waupaca; Mr. and Mrs. George Hoke and Nordahl Fristad of Fairchild; Mr. and Mrs. Theron Swanke of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brecke of Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Roessler, Jr. of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Carl Gerold of Port Washington; Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Benedict of Loyal; Daphne Beeckler of Granton and MR. and Mrs. Edwin Mull of Sparta.



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