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Joseph "Joe" M. Troyer

May 2, 1957 ~ March 10, 2019 (age 61)

Obituary

Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Milford Mennonite Church. Visitation is Tuesday 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Lauber Funeral Home and at church from 6-8:00 p.m. where the family will receive relatives and friends. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A family burial will be held prior to the service on Wednesday at Milford Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials have been established to the family for later designation.

Joseph Michael Troyer was born May 2, 1957 on a farm south of Milford, Nebraska to Milton and Betty (Stutzman) Troyer, the 5th of 6 children and entered into his eternal home on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at his home near Milford at the age of 61. As a young boy, Joe accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized by his father and became a life-long member of the Milford Mennonite Church. He attended grade school and later became a 1975 graduate of Milford High School. After high school, Joe moved out to Erie, Pennsylvania where he worked for the Troyer Potato Chip Farms. On July 16, 1977, he was united in marriage to Sandy Yeackley with his father officiating and to this union three daughters were born: Andrea Lee, Tiffany Jo and Lindsey Sarah. Joe was employed by Ron Leichty and was a butcher for Schlegel Grocery for many years. He farmed and raised livestock and in 1989, Joe and Sandy operated Troyer’s Restaurant for seven years. Joe joined his brother Dan where he worked for Troyer Concrete. As most people would know, Joe wore a lot of hats, and would do just about anything for anybody.

Joe was a devoted, faithful servant and served his church in many different roles. He had a gift for mentoring people of all walks of life. His quiet faith impacted the lives of many people and his legacy will be carried on by his children and others. He enjoyed golf, traveling with friends and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved to entertain and there was always meat on the grill. Joe served on the Milford Fire and Rescue Squad for over 25 years.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 41 years, Sandy, children and spouses, Andrea and Mike Cunningham, Maryville, MO, Tiffany and TJ Reynolds and Lindsey and Jason Vosta, all of Milford, grandchildren, Trevin, Alyssa and Alex Cunningham, Maryville, MO Hannah and Sarah Reynolds, Sam and Austin Vosta, all of Milford, brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Marcia Troyer, Lincoln, Dan Troyer, Steve and Theresa Troyer, all of Milford, sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue Burkey, Dave and Kath Stutzman, all of Milford, mother-in-law, Joyce Gamble, also of Milford, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don and Carla Yeackley, Sheila and Kim Eberspacher, all of Milford, John and Jan Yeackley, Dorchester, and Jackie Argue, Colorado Springs, CO, several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Betty Troyer, fathers-in-law, Joseph Yeackley and Lyle Gamble, brothers-in-law, Tom Yeackley, Jerry Burkey and Dave Argue.

Joe's visitation will move to the church Tuesday where family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00-8:00 pm.


SERVICES
Visitation

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lauber Funeral Home
101 C Street
Milford, Nebraska 68405

Family Gathering

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Milford Mennonite Church
920 3rd Street
Milford, NE 68405

Joe's visitation will move to the church Tuesday where family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Memorial Service

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:30 PM

Milford Mennonite Church
920 3rd Street
Milford, NE 68405

Graveside Service

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Milford Mennonite Cemetery

Milford, NE 68405

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Services

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