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Jack Charles Tople

January 3, 1947 October 13, 2019
Jack Charles Tople
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The funeral service for Jack Charles Tople, 72, of Aberdeen, SD, formerly of Pierre, SD, will be 1:30 pm, Friday, October 18, 2019, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Rhia Strohm officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Aberdeen. Jack died Sunday, October 13, at his home in Aberdeen.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, followed by a prayer service at 7:00 pm, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street.

Jack Charles Tople was born on January 3, 1947, to Harold and Marian (Ask) Tople in Webster, SD. In 1955, he moved to Blunt, SD, where his father worked on the Oahe Dam. Upon his father’s death, Jack moved to Pierpont, SD, where he graduated from high school in 1965. He then attended Northern State University. In 1966, Jack began a 47-year career as a John Deere mechanic. He attained the status of a master mechanic and helped mentor less experienced mechanics. Jack was well known by the local farmers for his meticulous work and expertise which allowed him hunting rights on their land.

In 1969 Jack met Penny Grey and they were united in marriage on June 21, 1969, in Aberdeen. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019.

Jack was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Later in life, Jack developed a love for golf. He would golf every day and played on a league at Lee Park Golf Course and The Dunes in Pierre. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers and cousins over the years. Jack’s family took playing cards together seriously, and he learned to be very talented at it. He played cards every Tuesday and Thursday at the senior center in Aberdeen along with a game of pool. There he formed new and wonderful friendships.

Grateful for having shared Jack’s life are his wife of 50 years, Penny Tople, Aberdeen; his daughter: Aliceyn (Josh) Magelky, Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Jonathan Tople, Robert Tople, Elizabeth Magelky, Caroline Magelky and Abram Magelky; one great-grandson: Leo Tople; and his siblings: Robert (Dorothy) Tople and Donald Tople.

Preceding Jack in death are his parents: Harold and Marian; son Heath Earl Tople; and his siblings: Gordon Tople, Harvey Tople, Gerald Tople and Richard Tople.

The family prefers memorials to American Lung Association, www.lung.org, or Avera@Home hospice, 201 S. Lloyd Street, Aberdeen.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

17

Oct

4:00 PM 10/17/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Prayer Service

Thursday

17

Oct

7:00 PM 10/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

18

Oct

1:30 PM 10/18/2019 1:30:00 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Aberdeen

1620 Milwaukee Ave NE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Aberdeen
1620 Milwaukee Ave NE Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunset Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

5851 U.S. 12
Aberdeen, SD 57401

5851 U.S. 12 Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States
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