Vicky Lynn (Kramer) Topp, 56, passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2009, at her home with her husband Wendy by her side. Vicky was born April 10, 1953, to Lawrence (Shorty) and Marge Kramer in Sleepy Eye, Minn. She graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School in 1971 and Winona State University School of Nursing in 1975. Vicky was a school nurse in Sartell, Duluth and Pine River/Backus where she was employed until being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the fall of 2008.
Vicky was united in marriage to Wendell Topp at Albion Lutheran Church on March 8, 1975. They were blessed with two children, Dacia and Nathan. The greatest joy of Vicky's life was being a wife and mother. She looked forward to becoming a grandma in April 2010.
Vicky was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter, Minn., where she was active in Caring Friends, Cancer Support Group and the Relay for Life team. She also volunteered in other capacities as needed. In death as in life, Vicky, who was loving, caring and had a genuine concern for people, chose to do what she could to help others by donating her body to the University of Minnesota for medical research.
In addition to her husband Wendy; and children, Dacia (Ryan) Selzler and Nathan (Lindsay) Topp, Vicky is survived by her mother, Marge Kramer; sisters, Cheryl Vinson, Cindy (Joe) Steffl and Sue (Rich) Lund; her brother, Larry Kramer; her parents-in-law, Richard and Gloria Topp; sisters-in-law, Joanne Topp, Kari (Gregg) Stone and Vicki (Eric) Wilner; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Vicky was truly loved and she will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at 3 p.m. The service will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6190 Fairview Road, Baxter, Minn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Caring Bridge or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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