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Troyer, Francis C.
Sept. 26, 1915 - Aug. 10, 2005
GOSHEN - Francis C. Troyer, 89, of 1616 Magnolia Court, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 10, 2005) at Goshen General Hospital.
He was born Sept. 26, 1915, in Shipshewana, to Jerry C. and Lizzie (Mishler) Troyer. On Dec. 20, 1942, in Nappanee, he married Shirley Holaway.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Troyer; and four sisters, Inez Hostetler, Dorothy Hershberger, Rachelle Klawitter and Genevieve Northage.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Meetinghouse at Greencroft in Goshen and hour and a half before the 2:30 p.m. Sunday service at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart. The Rev. Art Janz will officiate. Family graveside services will be at a later date in South Union Cemetery, Nappanee.
A lifetime area resident, Mr. Troyer was a teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School and a physical science and biology teacher at Elkhart High School. His career spanned 33 years before he retired in 1979. He graduated from Shipshewana High School in 1933, Goshen College in 1937 and the University of Colorado in 1963.
A member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church, he was involved in developing Mennonite youth camps in the Indiana and Michigan conference. He served as a conscientious objector during World War II. His interests included ecology and promotion of educational experiences for young people. Following his retirement, he was manager of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center for Goshen College. He also tutored many homebound students in science and health.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Francis C. Troyer Scholarship Fund at Goshen College or Mennonite Central Committee.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at yoderculpfuneralhome.com.