Dennis Ray Tople
August 8, 2018
Funeral services for Dennis Ray Tople, 73, Mellette, were at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pastor Kevin Bergeson officiated. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Dennis died Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls.
Dennis Ray Tople was born Dec. 4, 1944, at Britton to Carl and Bernice (Holler) Tople. Dennis graduated from Aberdeen Central High School with the class of 1962. Following graduation, he went to work for the City of Aberdeen. On March 20, 1965, he married Marilyn DeRoos at Aberdeen. He continued to work for the city until he and his family moved to Mellette in 1984. He went to work for Northwestern School until 1988. He drove truck for Lerew's Trucking and worked for Wheat Growers and North Central Farmers Elevator until he retired in 2016. After retiring he helped local farmers.
Dennis was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed playing Bingo, cards, games, archery, bowling, hunting and fishing especially with his grandson. He loved sitting outside watching and feeding the birds. Dennis loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.
Grateful for having shared Dennis' life are his wife, Marilyn Tople of Mellette; children, Dr. Ray (Kara) Tople of Ft Wayne, Ind., Melissa (Danny) Steger of Mina; grandchildren, Dr. Alex (Shannon) Tople, Nicholle (Anthony) Piekarski, Trenton Steger (Taylor Loken), Aleah Steger (William Kadlec); great-grandchildren, Maci, Taryn, Caleb, and Lydia; brothers, Darwin (Judy) Tople of Phoenix, Ariz., Gerald Tople (Joy Krueger) of Aberdeen and Royal (LeeAnn) Tople of Mina.
Preceding Dennis in death are his parents, Carl and Bernice Tople; sister, Charlene Weron.
Arrangements by Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, Aberdeen. http://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com