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Harley D. Troyer, 77, Goshen, transitioned peacefully into eternal life surrounded by his family at 3:25 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11, at his residence. He had been in declining health with pulmonary fibrosis.
He was born Aug. 2, 1940, in Goshen, to David and Susie (Miller) Troyer.
On Dec. 13, 1959, in Middlebury, he married Betty Miller; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Cindy (Allen) Eash, Middlebury, Rose (Jason) Yoder, Middlebury; three sons, Jim (Shirley) Troyer, Goshen, Steve (Regina) Troyer, Elkhart, Jerry (Corine) Troyer, Goshen; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister, Edna (Mel) Shetler, Goshen; brother, Edwin (Fern) Troyer, Bristol; brother-in-law, Dale Miller, whom Harley and his wife, Betty, provided care to for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Benjamin Ross Eash; two sisters, Marie Mast and Anna Mae Mast; four brothers, Leroy, David Jr., Melvin and his twin Harvey Troyer.
Harley was pastor at Griner Mennonite Church for 40 years, and overseer of local churches. He was vice president of engineering at Rockwood for 17 years, and he and his wife were Shaklee sales leaders. In retirement Harley was co-owner of ImageLaz.
He was active in leadership of the Conservative Mennonite Conference and the Clinton Christion School Board where he had served as Superintendent. He volunteered at Menno-Hof and at Gospel Echoes where he graded papers. He served on the board at Greencroft where he also taught Sunday School. Harley enjoyed fishing, biking, photography and golf.
He was a faithful husband, father and grandfather, and loved spending time with his family.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, and from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury.
There will be an 11 a.m. public graveside service Saturday, Dec. 16, at Griner Cemetery, followed by a 1 p.m. celebration of life service at Griner Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Jim Eigsti and Robert Riegsecker.
Memorials may be given to Gospel Echoes or Serve India. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 12, 2017
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