Donald J. Toppmeyer, 86, of Hardin, passed away at 5:53 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Jersey Community Hospital.
He was born April 10, 1929, in St. Louis, the son of the late Bernard and Louise (Kiem) Toppmeyer.
Donald married Carmen T. (Johnes) Oct. 22, 1949, in Batchtown and she preceded him in death May 6, 2004.
He retired from the Bank of Calhoun County after 50-plus years of service as the Executive Vice-President and Chairman of the Board, and was a member of the K of C in Hardin. He was an amateur arborist, enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing, gardening, farming and the great outdoors. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved his cat “Shooter.”
Donald was a devoted father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by his loving family. He is survived by two daughters; Laura and her spouse, Joe Liszewski, of O’Fallon, Mo., and Lavona Toppmeyer of Jerseyville; two sons and their spouses; Greg and Carole Toppmeyer of Virden, and Jeff and Beth Toppmeyer of Hardin; five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, one great-grandchild, three stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Myrlin Hillen of Champaign and Diann and her spouse Norman Baalman of Meppen; two sisters-in-law, Shirley and Dorothy Johnes; and one brother-in-law, Kenny Sievers; a special friend, Shirley McCauley, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at St. Norberts Catholic Church in Hardin with Fr. Don Roberts as celebrant.
Burial will follow at St. Norberts Catholic Cemetery in Hardin.
Memorials may be made to St. Norbert’s Catholic School or Masses.