Sgt Bruce Topham

"C" Battery

1967 - 1968

Deceased September 16, 2017
Message from son Wyatt Topham

 

 

Obituary

Bruce Norman Topham age 69, of Benjamin, passed away September 16, 2017. 
Bruce was born in Provo, Utah to Norman Westley Topham and Elda Lorraine Van Ausdal on June 13, 1949. Bruce was married to Ruthanne Bennet 1969 and later married Ronie Lee O'Bannon in 1990.

He served in Vietnam for the United States Army where he served from 1967-1969. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star along with other awards. He returned home to work in his family business doing many great things. He loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, going to sports games, and spending time with his children. 

Bruce is survived by children Amy, Jeremy, Lisa, Cody, and Wyatt (Jesika) Topham. Also 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Bruce is preceded in death by Jesse Glen Topham (son) Emily Hope (granddaughter), 2 nephews, parents, and grandparents. 

Bruce will be missed very much by all his children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and brothers and sisters. 

Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12 PM at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 85 300 S, Provo, UT. Friends and family may visit with the family that morning from 10:30-11:30 AM or September 22, 2017 6-9 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East, Orem.

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TRIBUTE TO BRUCE:

He was a quiet unassuming guy. Very diligent in his work. Made no waves. But when he sat down to play poker a whole different persona emerged; he was "The Buffalo".  He was a great fellow. 

submitted by fellow redleg Rick Breitenbach