Topinka Memorial To Be Held Next Week

Dec 11, 2014

Credit Comptroller website

A public memorial service for late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is scheduled for next week.
 
The comptroller's office says the memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at Operating Engineers' Local 150 headquarters in Countryside.
 
Topinka died unexpectedly Wednesday at the age of 70 after suffering
complications from a stroke. Her passing came just weeks after she was elected
to a second term.
 
A news release says fellow state leaders, colleagues and family will share
stories and celebrate Topinka's life at the memorial.
 
Spokesman Brad Hahn says while Topinka ``made it very clear she didn't want a
funeral or a wake'' she included a stipulation in the legal document that her
family and friends could hold a memorial service for her following her
cremation.