Frederick J. Topp

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“I remember Fred when I was a little kid in Minster. My dad Ed VanOss bought a dog from him. I ran into Fred many years later, when his wife Hilda was...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Gretchen Eilerman - Fort Loramie

“Remembering talking about music and guitars years ago great guy To the family we share your sorrow Walt & Ermie Schmitmeyer ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: walt schmitmeyer - new bremen oh, OH

“I was the lucky alto who stood in front of Fred Topp in choir for years and years. He had an innate musicality with his voice, knew the harmonies...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Brandewie Weber - Celina, OH

“May God's love and comfort surround you and your family at this time. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry and Doris Shroyer and family - OH

“We are so sorry for your loss. My father Larry McClure and Fred were table mates in the dining room the last couple years. He is going to miss Fred...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Scott McClure - St. Henry, OH

“Sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Alan Dock - News Bremen, OH

“Just to let you know that we are thinking about your family during this time of Sympathy, and wishing you all the fondest memories of your Dad. What...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: David and Lisa (Hess) Aultman and family - OH

“Sorry to hear of Fred's passing.He was a very good an kind hearted person.Someone I am proud to call a friend. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Larry Gibson - New Madison, OH

“Sending love and prayers. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Randy & Patti Parmenter - OH

“Will miss seeing Fred at the Gardens. I've only known him the past 4 years, but what a wonderful man. Loved music & life! A bit ornery too, I always...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Rammel

“What a wonderful man with a great smile. I remember Fred well from the many music sessions he had with my dad, Vernon Eyink. They enjoyed"jamming"...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ed and Marilyn Schwartz - OH

“What a terrific man. I enjoyed Fred so much years ago when we both sang in Chickasaw Precious Blood choir. He was a fun man to be around but as...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Eyink - Maria Stein, OH

“My deepest sympathy to you all!! God has another beautiful angel...may he hold you in his arms ever so tightly during this difficult time my thoughts...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Lori Garman - New Bremen, OH


Formerly of Chickasaw, OH., died on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 3:30 A.M. at the Gardens of St. Henry. He was born on October 24, 1922 East of New Bremen. He was the son of John F. and Clara (Wiehe) Topp. On September 5, 1942 he married Hilda M. Lefeld who died on July 16, 2010. Survivors include his children; Dinah (Ron) Reigelsperger of Huber Heights, Joseph (Mary Lou) Topp of North Star, Kathy (Glen) Blair of Huber Heights, Susan (John) Grant of Fairborn, Martin (Thelma) Topp and Larry (Nancy) Topp, both of New Bremen, 27 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters Erline (Charles) Garman of New Bremen and Louise Barga of St. Marys. Preceding him in death was his granddaughter Lynn Topp, son in law David Reigelsperger, his brothers Louis and Carl Topp and his sisters Irma Shroyer and Wilhelmina Settlage.

Mr. Topp was a member of the Precious Blood Catholic Church in Chickasaw where he sang in the choir for a number of years. He performed with the Topp Orchestra, playing guitar and singing. He raised and trained champion field trial beagles and was a member of the Grand Lake Beagle Club. He retired from Minster Machine Co. in 1986 and was a member of the 25 year club. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the Precious Blood Catholic Church, Chickasaw, OH. with Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Interment will follow in the Precious Blood Cemetery, Chickasaw. Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice 230 W. Main St., Coldwater, OH 45828. Condolences to the Topp family may be left online at