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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Chuck, as I knew him, were in the Air Force together, we continued to talk a couple times a year, but mostly at Christmas time. I tried to call last year and was heart broken to hear his nolonger in service. To me he was a true friend. I feel your loss and will miss him.
From the family we appreciate your suppoert.
Hi Steve, I was wondering the reason for Chucks passing, if you know?
TOM AND I SPENT ALMOST 3 YEARS TOGETHER FROM SHEPPARD A.F.B., TO CHATEAUROUX, FRANCE,TO ADANA, TURKEY. I TALKED TO HIM ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO AND WAS ALWAYS GOING TO VISIT. WE HAD A LOT OF GOOD TIMES TOGETHER. THE LAST ADDRESS I HAD RT # 5 BOX 115, FORT SCOTT.
Chuck (Tom) and I were at Sheppard AFB, then I went to Turkey, and he went to France. When Chateauroux closed, he came to Turkey. I went back to Lackland as Permanent party, but on the way to lackland I stopped at his parents’ home in Fort Scott. He and I talked a couple of times a year, but I never got a chance to visit him, one of my true regrets! I tried calling him last Veterans Day and the phone was turned off, I knew something was wrong, and regret not calling him sooner. I still do not know what happened to him.