Joseph John Topinka, 86, of Tama, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Living Faith United Methodist Church in Tama with Pastor Brian Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Oneida Cemetery in rural Clutier with Military Honors. Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Living Faith United Methodist Church in Tama.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ellen, of Tama; three children: Patsy (Dave) Newell, of Bedford, Texas, Peggy (Duane) Backen, of Tama, and Joseph C. "Chuck" (Jolene) Topinka, of Belle Plaine; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a sister, Emeline "Babe" Barber, of DeWitt.
A memorial fund has been established.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is handling the arrangements.