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Christopher Allen “Topher” Wilson

CHRISTOPHER ALLEN “Topher” WILSON age 16, beloved son and grandson of Wayne and Cyndi Frimel; loving brother of Dominik Resnik; cherished nephew of Michael and Becky Frimel, Timothy Frimel, Susan and Gordie Starcher and James Kelly; dear godson of Edwin and Nancy Ehrke; loving cousin and friend to many.

Topher was born on August 29, 2002 and passed away suddenly on July 18, 2019. He was born and raised in Chardon and was a Junior at  Berkshire High School where Topher ran track and played basketball. He was a loyal and devoted Troop 91 Eagle Scout in Munson which he achieved by the age of 15. He was also an explorer for Hambden Fire Department. He worked at McDonalds in Chardon and loved listening to Luke Bryan. Topher truly enjoyed fishing, hunting and hanging with Grandpa. He was a fan of the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Cavs and the Lake County Captains. Topher was a hard worker and very helpful. He had a silly nature to him and was friendly to everyone. Topher will be remembered most as having a gentle soul whose loving heart touched many lives. He will forever be missed.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Topher to Boy Scouts of America or Hambden Fire Department. Celebration of Life Service Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Topher at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.)  WEDNESDAY 1-4 & 5-8 PM.


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  1. Christopher was a dear young man who worked hard for me. I cared about him and he very much cared about me. As I look around my yard, I will always remember the fun we had working together completing projects. Through our many conversations, I became aware about how much he cared about other people. He loved his family and he was so proud to be an Eagle Scout. I will miss Christopher very much!

  2. Words cannot express how sorry I am. Christopher was a joy to be around. I loved sitting and talking with him at the basketball games. He was kind, funny and just great to be around. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Clara I am so sorry for yours and your familys loss hugk

  4. Aww I’m so sorry for your loss Clara. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Deepest condolences and prayers of comfort to Topher’s family, friends, and fellow Scouts from Troop 91. He has “gone home” much too soon.
    — Erielhonan Lodge, Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America.

  6. Adele McHenry-Koenen

    We are so very sorry for your loss. I remember our family scouting with yours. Topher was a joy. We will always remember our time together.

  7. Lew and Linda Buckles

    Seems we lost one really great kid. We’re so sorry for your loss. It must hurt a great deal. I pray you find peace and joy remembering the beautiful person Christopher was.

  8. Colleran Family

    Sending our love and Prayers to you and your Family during this difficult time.

  9. The Kordos family sends our deepest sympathy…..prayers for the entire family

  10. Such a tragic loss…I am so sorry.

  11. Mary Mazzurco- and all of us at Chardon Mcdonald’s

    We are so sorry for your loss. We all loved Chris.

  12. Christopher was in my class a couple years ago. He was such a nice kid and a joy to be around. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed

  13. It was an honor to watch Christopher grow from an adorable baby to a gentle, kind
    young man. He filled my heart with love and hope, and he will forever hold a special place there. My prayers go out to all of you.
    Ann Failinger

  14. Auburn Career Center EMS

    On behalf of all of us at Auburn, we extend our sincere condolences. We are sure Chris is caring for others in Heaven, the same way he was doing here. God Bless -Capt Blauch

  15. Irene McMullen, Munson Trustee

    Munson Township remembers Topher as one of our own, as a member of Troop 91. Our thoughts and prayers to your family and the extended Scout family as well. Our community has lost a bright star.

  16. He will be missed! Sorry for your loss. We lost a great kid!

  17. Ginny Dolan ( AKA Miss Ginny)

    Topher was such a great kid. He was such a joy having him play in the Eagle’s Nest. He always kept an eye on Dominic to make sure he was alright while playing.
    He was so loving and he will truly be missed. Very sorry for your loss.

  18. Russ and Mary Lou Florentine

    Topher was a bright, kind, funny and very mature young man. We continue to pray for solace for his family; you are in our thoughts. Heaven has gained a very special angel; Topher will be forever missed.

  19. Janice DiFranco (Vyse)

    Dearest Cindy and Family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely son. My Heartfelt sympathy to you.

  20. One of chardons family

    I dont know you or your son and I’m sorry for that. I feel your pain. I lost my daughter in 2009. If there is anything I can do for you or any family members, please do not hesitate. I
    My condolences to you and your family for losing such a beautiful soul. It will never be easy I wish I could say different. I hope you can find the courage to take on another day. Do it for him? You will have many “what its” and “Whys” Unfortunatly No one will answer. I am sorry for that. I can only pray that you will continue your journey without him, here with me on earth. May god bless you and keep you safe until you see him again. And I know you will just remember that. It is the only thing I have that keeps me going is that one day we will be together again. God bless you and your family.

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