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nightmanx11
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Mongo63 RIP Reply with quote

Morgan Topel, age 35, Aka, Mongo63, Died on April 07, 2010, as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Here are some details, which were posted on page 3. I thought I would move them to the front and place them in the first post

MEMORIAL SERVICE for Morgan Topel

Morgan's memorial service will be on Sunday the 18th at 11am at his shop which is called Midwest Thunder. The address is 213 Stone Ct, Ste B, New Lenox, IL 60451

If you are coming from the Frankfort, IL area you will just need to take Rt.30 to Gouger Rd. Go left on Gouger(south) for about half a mile and on your left there will be the entrance to a small commercial business area, the streets name is Ferro Dr. From there just make the first left hand turn which will bring you to a culdesac.

PLEASE DRIVE YOUR VW'S - BUGGY'S OR MOTORCYCLES if you can!

You guys know he would've loved that.

It is going to be a casual fun time celebrating Morgan just the way he would have wanted it.

If at all possible please drop me an email at [email protected] letting me know if you are coming so we could get a general idea of how many people there are going to be.

We are also asking people to bring a food dish if they can.

I really hope to see you guys there.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace, Mongo63. My condolences go out to his family.

As more details emerge, I'll put his name and RIP under HBB's in my signature.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He seemed like a real cool guy. Hope his family is doing ok.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My condolences to his family. I don't get on this forum that much, but when I do I always read what he has to say. He had intelligent answers and was always ready to help everyone in need, which is rare with members on some forums. Last year after I posted a thread about bumpers, Morgan volunteered to help me build one. Unfortunately I live a little too far away to have made his offer feasible. But I really appreciated his offer though. He'll surely be missed on here. I wish that other forums had members as intelligent and helpful as he was.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is horrible. A very close friend of mine's grandmother passed on easter sunday. I am now waiting to hear about the third. Mongo was on my list of people to make contact with, as I grew up in Park Forest, Il. ran all over the frankfort area. I am guessing prison city to be Joliet or Pontiac, both of wich I lived in for a time. Rest Well Morgan!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that sucks. I remember some posts about him talking about his son. you never know when it is your time...... RIP my brother...we will miss you...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace Mongo63
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... tragic loss -

RIP Mongo... our prayers to your family!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in Peace Mongo.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morgan was a friend and a fellow Southside Buggistas club member. He was very talanted and devoted to the VW hobby. He will be dearly missed and our prayers go out to his family. We are extremely sorry for your loss. As nightmanx11 had posted, he was in a single vehicle motorcycle accident. The initial traffic reports are indicating that he simply hit a bad patch of road. We should all count our blessings and realize how easily life can be taken away.

Rest in peace Morgan, I will miss you.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mongo seemed to be a great guy from his posts. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Way too soon to lose a dad and a provider, he'll be missed.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My condolences to his Family.

He really seemed like a great guy & he will be missed!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What?! Shocked
I sat up when I read this. He was always great at ripping on me but was always willing to help. Did some incredible fab work too! This totally sucks!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very glad to see Morgan's attributes were apparent through his forum posts. Morgan was well liked by everyone that met him, very intelligent and almost never without Sam "The Boy" at his side.
Morgan was a good friend and will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

Rest in Peace, Morgan

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm real sorry to hear of Mongo's passing. I watched his build as it was progressing. It is people like him that are making my build possible. I am sorry for his family and especially his son whom he seemed to be real close with.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JiI wrote:
What?! Shocked
I sat up when I read this. He was always great at ripping on me but was always willing to help. Did some incredible fab work too! This totally sucks!
Jeff


Had the very same reaction... this TOTALLY sucks. My sincere condolences to his family.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Shocked

I had always admired his work! but never told him/met him..
I was about to p.m. yesterday about his buggy build and tell him
how much i enjoyed seeing the progress and how it kept me going...

RIP... Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could tell by the bikes and VW's that he built that he was full of passion. Seemed like a pretty colorful dude as well.

RIP, Mongo. Godspeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow....my condolences to his family as well.

Life is short....sometimes way too short.

RIP Mongo.
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