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Floyd A. Toppert

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Floyd A. Toppert

ROCK FALLS – Floyd A. Toppert, 80, of Rock Falls, formerly of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home. He worked at John Deere in East Moline from 1955 until his retirement in 1985, and at Self Help Enterprises in Sterling for more than 15 years.

Floyd was born Sept. 9, 1933, in Harmon, the son of Ernest and Darlene (Bain) Toppert. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He married Rita Jean Wirth on June 15, 1957, in Prophetstown. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bryan (Cruzita) Toppert of Rock Falls and David (Lori) Toppert of Tampico; three grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Richardson; his mother-in-law, Genevieve Wirth; and one sister-in-law, Rhonda Stahl.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George Toppert and Burdette Toppert.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7 p.m., Monday at Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico, with the Rev. Thomas Dzielak, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

Memorials have been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley, Self Help Enterprises, and St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico.

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