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Shirley Toepfer

Shirley Toepfer

Monday, March 12th, 1934 Saturday, September 14th, 2019

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Obituary for Shirley V. Toepfer

Shirley Marie Vogt Toepfer

My dear Mom, Shirley was born in Buffalo, New York on 3/12/1934. Her father was William Vogt and mother Barbara Ertel. Shirley had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She married Ernest Toepfer after his service in the US Army. They together had 4 girls but later divorced after 18 years.

Shirley was independent and was one of the first housewives who chose to work in a factory. She was a hard working individual and on her birthday she made a cake for her coworkers to celebrate her life. Mom was transferred to Omaha, before 2 of her girls finished high school. So off they moved to Omaha, where they enjoyed a good life. Shirley accepted early retirement and moved to her current Florida address, condo, decorated all in blue, as her favorite color.

Shirley is preceded in death by her brothers Donald and Henry, sister Rhea, ex husband Ernie and sadly her daughters Barbara Christiano and Kim Raven.

Shirley was loved by all and did anything she could for all her family She is survived by her loving sister Sheila Vogt Rectenwalt and her husband Charles; 2 daughters Cheryl and Tina; son-in-law Joe Raven; and grandchildren Vincent Raven, Diane Raven, Brandon Toepfer, Samantha Peziner, Cherylann Toepfer and Nicole Toepfer, Frankie Christiano, Daniel Christiano, Briana Christiano Hawkins. Shirley also blessed and loved and boasted about her 12 great grandchildren.

Shirley's favorite things was to go to football games and season ticket for Buffalo Bills. Then she enjoyed watching TV football and a Big Brady fan. Shirley's closest fan was her dog, Jordie, who as little as he was protected her to the end. Shirley loved calls to her and remind her what was on LMN or when Blue Bloods was on. She loved to sneak chocolate treats and going to dine. To all who knew Shirley they all say the same thing, "she was a real sweetheart and helped out all." Shirley did a lot of great things for us all.

Most impressive, was Shirley's independence, kindness and love, that we learned by having her in our lives.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
    Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation
    1450 S State Road 7
    North Lauderdale, FL
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    Thursday, September 19th, 2019
    5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
    1500 South State Road 7
    North Lauderdale, FL
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    Friday, September 20th, 2019
    11:00am
    Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.
  • Interment

    Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
    1500 South State Road 7
    North Lauderdale, FL
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With loving memories of "Shirley Toepfer",
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Linda Lee Toepfer

Dearest Cousins Cher and Tina:
We are so sorry for your loss. It is hard losing a loved one, especially a mom. May your many fond memories lighten your heavy hearts. Much love from your Toepfer family in WNY. xoxo Larry, Linda Lee and Christine
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Andrea Amaral

My deepest sympathy-My thoughts are with your family Love to all of you !
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Kari, Ivan, Kaitlyn and Kassidy Esquivel

In Loving Memoring of Shirley!May you rest in peace.To Shirley's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you!May your memories comfort your sadness.
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Nancy Brown

To my beautiful and amazing Aunt Shirley - you were one of a kind! Such a ball full of energy and joy! We have had so many special times and fun! Such fond memories of spending our Easters in Florida - making cookies, coloring eggs and going to Sunrise service. Your love of life was contagious and all that met you remembered you well. All my friends knew about my fun aunt Shirley. My friend Crit and I even came to stay with you one spring break. The world is a little less bright with you not in it but I know you are having some fun up in heaven with my cousins and the rest of the family. Rest in peace beautiful lady. We will miss you so very much! Wish I could be there to say goodbye.
Love you lots!
Your niece Nancy
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