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Alice Marie Topness, 92

The Chatfield News of Chatfield, Minnesota

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Alice Marie Topness, 92, of rural Lanesboro, died Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015 at Park Lane Estates where she had been a resident for several years.

Alice Marie Ady was born Aug. 1, 1923 in Elk River, Minn, to Clarence and Sylvia Ady. She married Clarence Topness on June 15, 1953 in Decorah, Iowa. In addition to farming with her husband, Alice worked for many years at Rush Products in Rushford, Minn. She was a talented gardener, cook, and baker. She also loved to crochet, knit, quilt, and sew. Alice was a hard worker, but always had time for her grandchildren.

Alice is lovingly remembered by her daughter Janet Mensink, of Lime Springs, Iowa; two sons: Lee Topness (address unknown), and Gene (Vicky)Topness or rural Lanesboro. Eight grandchildren: Jerry Nagel, Cindy Mayfield, Tammy Harvey, Erik Topness, Aaron Topness, Amber Arends, Michael Topness, and Mark Topness. Thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence in 1997, and brother Clarence Ady, and son in law Allen Mensink.

A Funeral Service service was held Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at Elstad Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with Pastor Marie AK Anderson officiating. A committal service followed the service in the church cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro assisted the family with arrangements, 507-867-4310.

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Original Publication Date: October 7, 2015

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