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Alvin L. Troyer, age 75 years, 2 months, and 9 days, died Saturday, March 10, at his home.
He was born in Hartville, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1943, the son of Levi B. and Magdalena (Schlabach) Troyer.
He was married to Elma Bontrager Oct. 28, 1965, and they have lived in holy matrimony for 52 years.
To this union were born 14 children, Magdalena (Lamar) Bontrager and Mary (Paul) Bontrager, both of Centreville, Esther (Neal) Mast, Charlotte, Martha (Henry) Hochstetler, Sturgis, Ruth (Aden) Miller, Fresno, Ohio, Sarah (James) Detweiler, Sturgis, Miriam (died at age 2), Jonathan (Edna) Troyer, Centreville, Jonas Troyer, Mendon, Lydiann Troyer, Salmon, Idaho, Henry (Malinda) Troyer, Centreville, Polly (Albert) Hertzler, Burr Oak, Rachel (Reuben) Yoder of St. Ignatius, Montana, and Anna Troyer, Salmon, Idaho; 41 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six siblings, Martha (Albert) Hertzler, Salisbury, Pennsylvania, Noah, deceased (Ella) Troyer, Macomb, Illinois, Levi (Lizzie Ann) Troyer, Marlette, Catherine, (John) Stutzman, Lakeside Ontario, Henry (Ida) Troyer, Whittemore, and William (Catherine) Troyer, Ontario, Canada.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Miriam; granddaughter, Elizabeth; and brother, Noah.
Family and friends will be received after noon Monday and all day Tuesday at the Community Youth Center (CYC), 59321 Nottawa Road, Centreville, MI 49032.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the CYC with Ivan Chupp, Lee Schmucker and Oba Borkholder officiating.
Burial will follow at the Amish Cemetery on Truckenmiller Road.
Assistance was provided by the Eickhoff Funeral Home of Mendon.
Published on March 12, 2018
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