James W Toppas

Died: Sun., Apr. 22, 2012


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 27, 2012
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Private Family Graveside service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 28, 2012
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


James William Toppas 68 of West Terre Haute went to be with the lord on
April 22, 2012 in St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis at 4:47am. He was born
Aug 12, 1943 in Jacksonville to William Henry Toppas and Chlotine Wilson
Toppas. He was in the U.S. Airforce. He was a INC Tech at the Wabash
River Generating Station. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in
West Terre Haute and a past member of the State Line Christian Church in
Blanford. He was also a member of the Jerusalem Lodge #99 F&AM and a
past master, member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Italian Singers,
and the Francis Vigo Italian American Club. He loved doing for others and he
enjoyed dancing.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He was a loving husband to Virginia Baratto Toppas of West Terre Haute and
a loving father to James "Jamie" Toppas II & fiance Tracie Christensen of Clinton,
and Jacob Toppas & wife Sarah of Terre Haute,  and April Stinnett & husband
Telly of Moses Lake, WA.  A grandson Brice Toppas of Clinton. Also Jim's
special children Laura Millikin-Kazmierowicz, Kristin Millikin, Jessica Trandel
and Heidi & Dave Kerr and their children; Stephen, Matthew, Ian and Izaak Kerr.
Also, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be on Friday at Frist Funeral Home in Clinton from 4-8pm with
Masonic Service at 7pm by the Jerusalem Lodge. Service will be on Saturday at
11am at the funeral home with Rev. Jeff Augustus officiating. Military Rites will be
performed by American Legion #140 and VFW #6653. Burial will be in Walnut
Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Assurance
Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolesences may
be made at www.fristfuneralhome.com

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Steve Vitaniemi
   Posted Wed April 25, 2012
Virginia and Family,

So sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, but please remember a glad reunions aways us all!

God Bless,

Steve Vitaniemi

John & Rhonda Walker
   Posted Wed April 25, 2012
Jim was fun to work with. He was always positive and had a smile on his face. I'm a better person for knowing Jim.

Mike and Janice Cox
   Posted Wed April 25, 2012
Virginia, Jamie and Bryce,
We are so sorry for your loss. We have always thought so highly of Jim and we know he will be greatly missed by many whose life he has touched.

   Posted Wed April 25, 2012
Virginia & Family,
Jim''s passing weighs heavy on my heart. He was such an awesome grandpa and father. He will be greatly missed. He was so full of life. God must have needed another Angel, and he was an awesome choice. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Maudlin-Commean
   Posted Thu April 26, 2012
Jamie and family,

Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Take comfort in knowing he is in a much better place and keep your memories close to your heart. Time heals all wounds. May the Lord bless and comfort each one of you.


The Frey''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s
   Posted Thu April 26, 2012
Virginia, Jamie, Jake, and April,

Jim was a great guy. He will be forever missed. He was always friendly and smiling when we saw him. It won''''''''''''''''t be the same not seeing him across the yard mowing. Virginia let us know if you ever need anything, Bud or Jerry will be happy to help.

Kat Thornton
   Posted Thu April 26, 2012
Jaimie and Bryce,
I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless!

Johanna McCarty
   Posted Thu April 26, 2012
Virginia, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. May you be comforted at this time as you mourn your loss but also celebrate your husband's life. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Sending love to you...Johanna

Gracie & Doyne Inman--Class of 1960
   Posted Thu April 26, 2012
Our sincerest sympathies to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob and Amy Freeze
   Posted Thu April 26, 2012
Jim clearly was a special, hard-working, talented, loving, Christian man. We believe that Sarah could not have had a better father-in-law. Our prayers are with you, Ginny and Jake, and with all who loved him. We too will miss him.

Rachel O''''Neal Jones
   Posted Thu April 26, 2012
Virgina and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Jim''s passing. As you know, I have know Jimmy since 1st grade at Jacksonville and all the way through high school. He was a very good person. I''m glad I got to see the two of you at our Jacksonville reunion and also class of l960 reunion. Pat and I want to express our condolences.


Carolyn Baker Wilson
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
To Jim's wife and Children I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Jim for years but also have not seen him for years. He was a devoted Boy Scout leader for both of my boys and I know he gave a lot of time to the Boy Scouts. I know he will be missed by many. I hope it is of comfort to you that he is with the Lord now.
Carolyn Baker Wilson

Mrs Vicki Mazura
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Wonderful man, will be missed.

Amy Boren Walker
   Posted Fri April 27, 2012
I am very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers and if there's anything you need, please don't hesitate to let me know. Love, Amy

Alison Walton and family
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

Copyright © 2020 Frist Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |