Richard ?Dick? Toppen, 95, Bethany Homes, Fargo, formerly of Kindred, North Dakota passed away on Friday, September 24, 2004 at Bethany Homes, Fargo, ND. Richard was born to Ole & Margit Toppen on March 14, 1909 at Kindred. ND. Richard attended school in the rural Kindred area then farmed with his brother Gilbert Toppen in the Kindred area. Then he farmed on his own later. Richard married Olga Anderson-Brekke March 6, 1972 in Sisseton, SD. They lived and farmed in the Kindred area. Richard moved into Kindred after the death of his wife. He later moved to Bethany Towers, Fargo, ND, and for the past two years was in the nursing care division of Bethany Homes, Fargo. Richard is survived by his step-children, Jerome (Julianne), Brekke, Milnor, ND, Dean (Nancy) Brekke, West Fargo, ND and Durwood (Linda) Brekke, Ceref, CA, Clarice (Carlton) Brummund, Oakes, ND and Yvonne (Homer) Midtlyng, Spokane, WA; a number of step-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Visitation for Mr. Toppen will be at the Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND from 5- 7pm Monday evening with a prayer service at 7pm. The Funeral for Mr. Toppen will be Tuesday at 11am with visitation one hour before the service at the Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred, ND Burial will be at the Perhus Cemetery, rural Kindred, ND Arrangements are being handled by Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND.

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  1. This was my Great Uncle Dick! He was such a sweet, happy man & farmer. I remember dancing with him on a Saturday night at the Eagles when I was visiting from California. He had more energy than me & he could have danced all night. Sure loved that guy! And he was even more precious after he married Olga. RIP

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