LaMar Eugene Troyer peacefully passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 10:25 am after a 17-year battle with cancer. He was born January 9, 1951, in Goshen, Indiana, to Lester and Orpha (Thomas) Troyer. LaMar was raised in Goshen and was active with youth groups and teaching vacation Bible School. He graduated from Clinton Christian School in Goshen and worked for Middlebury Church Furniture. LaMar felt a call to missions and spent 2 years at Ludwig-Steil-Hof; a children’s orphanage in Germany. Upon his return to the States he attended Rosedale Bible Institute in Ohio and graduated in 1975. LaMar was Assistant Director at Teen Haven Youth Center in Goshen where he met Dorothy Alger, the receptionist. LaMar and Dorothy were married August 6, 1977, in Broadway, Virginia, at Dorothy’s family’s home. They lived in Goshen for several years and then in 1980 moved to Stone Lake, Wisconsin, where LaMar became a minister at Sand Lake Chapel. He also did carpentry and various jobs from home remodeling to making custom furniture. He continued his ministry at Grace Bible Church in Stone Lake. In the late 1980’s LaMar began Country Wood Shop where he found fulfillment in creating custom and rustic furniture requested by his customers. LaMar treasured his family and enjoyed being a father and grandfather.
LaMar is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy; five daughters, Monica (Jesse) Rensberry, Long Prairie, MN; Carissa (Conroy) Loewen, Stone Lake, WI; Melinda (Austin) Yoder, Nappanee, IN; Charity (Bronson) Yoder, Southeast Asia; and Anna Troyer, Hayward, WI; one son, Timothy (Amy) Troyer, Stone Lake, WI; fourteen grandchildren; sister Gloria (Morris) Yoder, Hutchinson, KS; brother, Marvin (Margaret) Troyer, Goshen, IN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and one sister, Verda Troyer
A funeral service celebrating LaMar’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28th, at the Northwoods Mennonite Church in Hayward, WI. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 27th, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at the church. Interment will be in the Northwoods Mennonite Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Good Life Ministries, PO Box 382, Plain City, OH 43064.
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