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“You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife, Mother, Grandmother, stepmother and all of her loved ones. May the faith and love of her...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Rouse Tesdahl - Fairmont

“Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Wanted to be there but my brother-in-laws funeral was in Faribault the same day. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lee Ann Njoes - Elmore, MN

“What a great gal. I'll never forget her laugh. She and Burt were also the first people in Blue Earth to have Cable TV. Jimmy Frye, (Jerrold...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Paul & Julie Hedberg - Naples, FL

“condolences to your family remembering Babe when her and my mom Dolly had coffee and visits for many yrs when ever a person saw Babe she was so...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: roxann andrews hughes - Elmore, MN

“So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Mary and I sure had fun with her and your family.She will always be in our heart. Love Connie Sasse (Stattelman) ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Stattelman - Marshall, MN

“Grandma- I love you and will miss you. You were a "great" great-grandmother! ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Matthew Weber - MARLBORO, NJ

“My deepest sympathies to all. Babe was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly. Heaven has just been blessed with another angel! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Halverson - Tucson, AZ

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Babe. She was such a wonderful, caring, woman with the best sense of humor. She will be dearly...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Tara and Tess Crubaugh - Goodyear, AZ

“EVERYBODY adored your Mom, Gloria and Cheri....she embraced life, and truly loved her family and friends. She was ALWAYS friendly and cared about...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jo and Larry Oltman - Greeley, CO

“Harold, Ron and family, We are lifting you up in prayer as you are missing your precious Babe. What a wonderful woman she was! May our Lord...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Dan and Sue Retka - hastings

“We are so saddened to hear of your loss of Babe. She was a great women; she always made a point of speaking to us when our paths crossed and always...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Frank and Pug Murphy - Altura, MN

“I was blessed to be a "best" friend to Carol and because of that friendship, spent many hours at Babe's house, often reading Nancy Drew books with...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jan Nelson Fawcett - litchfield, MN


"Babe" Lilian J. Toppin, age 86, of Blue Earth, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Babe was born August 5, 1926, at Blue Earth, the daughter of Arthur and Lillian (Rouse) Mittelstadt. She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1944. Babe attended Minnesota School of Business in the Twin Cities. She enjoyed school by being active in band, choir, plays, Mah-kota Paper and National Honor Society. Babe enjoyed her long-time classmates and being with them. She married Burton John Hamre on September 3, 1946 and they had three daughters. Babe worked for many years at the Federal Land Bank and then for Frundt, Frundt & Johnson. After working in the secretarial position Babe worked for her daughter and son-in-law. She enjoyed meeting and visiting with the customers. She retired in 1999. Babe enjoyed and loved life; she was known for putting a smile on many faces. Her Faith was very important to her. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. She was very active in the church as a Sunday school teacher, leader of Willing Workers, was church secretary and active in TLCW and circle. Her faith and belief in God helped her through her life. Babe was blessed by meeting Harold Toppin. They were united in marriage on April 4, 1984. She was truly happy as she could finally say "I have three sons: Ron, Bob and Rick Toppin." Harold got Babe interested in fishing and traveling with friends and family- she truly enjoyed spending time with her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Babe is survived by her husband, Harold Toppin of Blue Earth, her daughters, Gloria (Dennis) Weber, and Cheri (Jim) Brooks, step-sons, Ron (Cindy) Toppin, Bob (MaryJo) Toppin, Rick (Katie) Toppin, eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Burt, daughter, Carol Hamre, brother, Stan Mittelstadt and her parents.