Obituary of Thomas C. Toepfer

Thomas Charles Toepfer, age 74, rural Galena, KS, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021.

He was born May 25, 1947 in Fort Scott, KS, to the late Ellsworth Charles Toepfer and Laura Irene Logan Toepfer. He was proceeded in death by his parents and one daughter, Kelly Jo Brewer.

Thomas served honorably in the United States Airforce. Following his military service, he worked for the CO-OP and as a carpenter building many custom homes. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

He married Eileen Joan Silvey on August 12, 1981, in Miami, OK. She survives of the home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Kerri Bohlken and husband, Randy, Kendell Mason and husband, Steve, Shelly Edwards and Robin LeClercq and husband, David; eight grandchildren, Lane Bohlken, Max Bohlken, Jessica Amico, Alex Mason, Ashton Mason, Brandy Patrick, Quinton LeClercq and Nichole LaCour; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Erie and Mary Grogman; and long time friends, Mike Huffman and Mick McKinley.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS, at 1:30 p.m.

Graveside services are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home. Galena, Ks.


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