Obituary of Willis D Troyer
Willis Dale Troyer, 86, of Centerville, PA, was peacefully gathered to his people May 19, 2021 at home in the presence of loved ones.
Willis was born on November 1, 1934 in Uniontown, OH, a son of the late Elmer and Saloma Hochstetler Troyer. He married Nancy Beachy on September 11, 1955 in Hartville, OH.
He joined his parents’ business of raising vegetables at a young age until becoming co-manager at a service station where he was a mechanic. He then held supervisory positions in the construction industry until 1974 when he purchased a dairy farm in Centerville. Willis semi-retired in 1986 from farming and worked as a finish carpenter until retiring.
He was a man of deep faith devoting much of his life to serving his fellow man. In 1985 he was instrumental in coordinating the Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) response to the tornadoes in Western Pennsylvania. He devoted his retirement years volunteering for MDS all across the lower 48 states, acquiring many lifelong friends along the way.
He is survived by his wife of Centerville; four children, Ronald Troyer and wife Janet of Centerville, Twyla Coblentz and husband Marvin of Ault, CO, Kevin Troyer and wife Marie of Erie, and Kristal McCraw and husband Vyron of Litchfield Park, AZ; grandchildren, Michael, Joshua and Jesse Coblentz, Jason, Rachael, Jonathon, Rhonda and Regina Troyer, Rebecca Troyer Thomas, Dustin, Alyssa and Noah Troyer, Jamie Troyer Sharpe, Olivia Wanker and Matthew McCraw; great grandchildren, Adalyn, Brenna and Lincoln Thomas, Austin and Quinn Troyer, Camden Troyer, Mary and Madilyn Coblentz, Raymond Coblentz, Whitney and Cailum Troyer; three brothers, Loren Troyer and wife Erma of Nappanee, IN, Jonas Troyer and wife Betty of N. Canton, OH, and Raymond Troyer and wife Roxanne of Uniontown, OH; three sisters, Miriam Gingerich and husband Moses of Granisle, B.C., Margaret Miller and husband Elton of Lakemore, OH, and Betty Miller and husband Perry of Hartville, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Willis was a member of the Valley View Mennonite Church 24313 PA 89 & PA 77 Spartansburg, PA 16434 where calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 22nd from 5 to 7 PM and on Sunday from 10 to 11 AM at which time the funeral service will be conducted with Pastor Lucas Johnson officiating.
Interment will be in Valley View Mennonite Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Aid Ministries at P.O. Box 360 Berlin, OH 44610 or to the Jesus Film Project at 100 Lake Hart Dr. 3100, Orlando, FL 32832-0100.