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Kimmett Topfer


Kimmett Topfer, age 93, formerly of Baltimore and Hoopers Island, MD, died Tuesday morning, June 14, 2011 at Gilchrist Center, Towson, MD.

Born on April 26, 1918 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late John Topfer and Racy Kimmett Topfer.

On August 3, 1940 he married the former Marie Elizabeth Uttenreither of Baltimore. She died on March 2, 1988.

Mr. Topfer served his country in the United States Army and had lived in Japan, France and various states of the U.S. In 1960 he retired with the rank of Major. When he moved back to Baltimore he worked for the State of Maryland Civil Defense Agency as the Civil Defense Coordinator.

He and his wife moved to Hooper’s Island in 1975 where they enjoyed many happy years there and made several friends.

Mr. Topfer had been a communicant of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church in Golden Hill.

After his wife’s death, he spent his summers in Ocean City and winters in Baltimore. His last years were spent at Brightview Senior Living in Catonsville, MD.

Surviving is a son Michael Kimmett Topfer of Baltimore, MD; a daughter Vietta Marie “Vie” Parsons and her husband Mike of Key West, FL; former daughter-in-law Johanna Topfer and her lifelong companion Thomas Fisher; two grandchildren Mark Bernard Topfer and Jessica Marie Topfer; nephew John Topfer, Jr. and his wife Beverly; great-nephews Jonathan Topfer and his wife Jody, Nicholas Topfer and his wife Colette; great-great nephews Seth Topfer, Reece Topfer and Chase Topfer; and cousin James Kimmett.

Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife was a brother John Topfer, Sr.; and longtime companion Elfriede Sunder.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Thursday, June 23rd at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where the family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. William J. Lawler, Rector of St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, MD with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Mr. Topfer’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or donate online to www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

To send online condolences, please visit www.curran-bromwell.com

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Facts Born: April 26, 1918
Place of Birth: Baltimore, MD
Death: June 14, 2011
Place of Death: Towson, MD

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Rev. Jennifer Sowell Glover I am the minister of St. John's United Church of Christ, the church "next door" to Brightview. I was very fond of Kimmett, and loved his sense of humor and tender heart. Kimmett was a wonderful gentleman-- I visited him often when I came to Brightview each week. He attended my Bible Study and communion group. I often sat and talked with him and listened to him talk of his life-- he was a wonderful and intelligent man. I will miss him greatly! 06/20/2011 Janice Roth (Votta) Dear Vie and Mike, I read the obituaries everyday and was so saddened to read of your Dad's passing. My thoughs and prayers are with the two of you during this very difficult time. We all go back to the days of Cedonia and St. Anthony's, etc. Both your Mom and Dad always made we feel welcome at your Silverbell Avenue home. There are many happy memories hanging with you during our childhhood/teen years. When your Dad would park outback and come indoors we would run downstairs to greet him!!! Vie, you were Daddy's little girl and I always remember Mr. Kimmett so jolly and full of smiles. Again, please know I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing and will keep you in my prayers. 06/20/2011 Ethel Sutherland Dear Vietta and Mike, Edna,Charlie's wife, brought my attention to the obituary. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Both your Mom and Dad figure largely in my childhood memories. Your father was much loved by my father and my first thought on seeing his obituary on this Father's Day was that I hoped they met up for a long awaited fishing trip. If there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know. Your cousin, Ethel 06/19/2011 Kevin and Debbie Willey We are so sorry to hear about your Dad's death. Plese know that we have nothing but happy memories of him with his great smile and warm personality. What a great man he was. 06/16/2011 Johnny & Joanie Parks & Family We send sincere sympathies to your family in Mr. Topfer's passing. We lived across the road from him on Hoopers Island until he moved. He would always share his vegetable garden with us and we will never forget him for his many kindnesses. 06/16/2011

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