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Evelyn M Toppel
(11-08-1933 - 05-06-2017)

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 Evelyn M Toppel, 83, of Elgin passed away on May 6, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center of Elgin. She was born on November 8, 1933 in Elgin, the daughter of Fredrick and Mabel (Stiefenhofer) Best. Evelyn was a founding board member of Elgins’ All Peoples Interfaith Pantry, established in 1969. She worked at the Milwaukee Railroad, Faith United Methodist Church and Church of the Brethren General offices; she also was an organizer of Elgin’s CROP Walk and participated in Meal-on-Wheels. She was an avid sports fan, from grandsons in little league to watching college and professional sports.

She was a member of Cornerstone Methodist Church and on the original Building Committee, Board of Trustees, Corinthians Class, Wisdom Keepers, Cornerstone Cuties, Bowling League, Choir, Bell Choir and Bible Study.

Survivors include her sons: Fredrick (Nancy) Toppel and Corey (Gayle) Toppel; 3 grandsons: Jake (Amanda), Luke (Ha) and Dane Toppel. Her niece: Adrianne (Roger) Kinzie; and nephew: Scott (Sherry) Lomas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Howard in 1996; and her sister: Shirley Lomas.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Cornerstone Methodist Church, 41W170 Russell Rd,, Plato Center, IL 60124 with Rev. Jim Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Friday at the church from 4-8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:15 AM until the time of service. Memorials may be made to the church or the All Peoples Interfaith Pantry. Laird Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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