By Bob Uphues
UPDATED: Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.
Although Judy Baar Topinka, who died Wednesday at the age of 70, wanted no visitation or funeral service, her family is providing a way for people to extend their sympathies and express their good wishes.
A memorial service open to the public will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 hall, 6200 Joliet Road in Countryside.
The family will be establishing a scholarship fund in Topinka's name at Triton College and memorial donations to that fund are appreciated. Details on how to make donations to the fund will be finalized in the near future.
In addition, there will be a public guestbook for those wishing to express condolences displayed at Westchester-Conboy Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Road in Westchester, through the end of the year during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More details will be announced as they become available.