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“Deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. Thoughts and Prayers are for you all. Sweet memories of a much simpler times in...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Peter B. & Judi Kurth - SD

“Our prayers are with you and your family Lynn. Sorry for your loss. Bob was a great person! ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: PRESTON KRAGT - Sebring, FL

“My wife Barbara and I remember Bob and Lynn as lovely friends and gracious hosts at their home here in Sebring. We wish we had known them longer,...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Stephen Winchel - Sebring, FL

“Sending my prayers, thoughts and sympathy, Lynn and family. So sad to hear of your loss. He fought hard! ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Joan Markytan - Elysian, MN


Robert J. Topel, 71 of Clermont and Sebring, FL died on Saturday July 16, 2016. Bob fought a difficult battle with Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Non-small Cell Carcinoma and Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Verna Topel of LaCrosse, WI, a brother Kenneth Topel of Veazie, Maine, three sisters, Marilyn Hollis of LaCrosse, WI, Barbara West of LaCrosse, WI and Rita Kaiser of Mendota, IL. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Lynn Stephan Topel of Clermont, daughter Pamela Topel (John) Lagerquist of Pleasantview, UT, son Jayson (Melissa) Topel of Winter Garden, FL. Grandchildren Hannah and Sean of Pleasantview, Utah. Brothers Harold Topel of LaCresent, MN, Philip (Rita) Topel of North Wildwood, NJ, Fred (Pat) Topel of Powersite, MO, Alan Topel of Coon Valley, WI and sister Violet Rediski of LaCrosse, WI. Sister-in-law Mary Topel of Veazie, ME. Dear friends David and Janet Truckenbrod of West Salem, WI as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob retired from BellSouth in 2006 after 30 years. He was an avid golfer and played courses all over the United States. His favorite golf partner was his son Jayson.

Bob and Lynn were married 44 years. They travelled all of the United States and to over 15 countries. Bob's favorite trip was the celebration of his 70th birthday in Normandy, France where he was able to participate in laying the wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He was a World War II history buff and felt honored to participate in the 70 year tribute on his 70th birthday. Bob was a kind man, good husband and father and he will be greatly missed. Visitation and a celebration of life will take place at the American Legion in Onalaska on Sunday, July 24th from 1-3pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Bob's name to the American Cancer Society.