ONIDA, SD – Gordon Tople, 80, of Onida, SD passed away May 11, 2019 in Pierre, South Dakota. Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Onida Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow at the Onida Cemetery.
Gordon Lee Tople was born on March 4, 1939 at Pierpont, SD to Harold and Marion (Ask) Tople. He graduated from Pierpont High School in 1957. He came to Blunt and worked on the Dam.
Gordon married Carol Jean Rilling of Onida on June 14, 1959. They had one son, James, born October 14, 1960. They lived in Onida where Gordon worked at the grocery store and Onida Electric. He also farmed, did carpenter work and was a hunting and fishing guide. He was a fireman, Masonic Lodge member and member of the Onida United Methodist Church.
Gordon is survived by his son Jim (Andrea) Tople; grandchildren: Sheryl (Sebastian) Kaphle, Roxy Tople and Devon Tople; brothers: Bob (Dorothy) Tople, Jack (Penny) Tople, Don Tople; Aunt Charolette, cousins, nieces & nephews; sisters-in-law, LaVonne Weischedel & Barb Rilling; and brother-in-law, Dale Rilling.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol of 59 years; brothers Harvey, Gerald, Richard, brother-in-law Maynard Rilling and numerous extended family members.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.feigumfh.com.