Funeral services for James M. Troyer age 94 of West Point, NE will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beemer Mennonite Church with Pastor Lewis Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Beemer Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Beemer American Legion Hall. Visitation will be on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will continue on Saturday from noon until the time of the service, all at the Beemer Mennonite Church. Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is handling the arrangements for the family.
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Jim passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hillside Villa in West Point, NE.
James Maurice Troyer was born May 24, 1925 at rural Shickley, NE to A.L. and Emma (Eichelberger) Troyer. He attended rural school near Shickley and attended Shickley High School for two years and finished his last two years of high school at Hesston High School in Hesston, KS, graduating in 1943.
Jim was baptized at Salem Mennonite Church in Shickley, NE and served in CPS (Civilian Public Service) in Hill City, SD and in California.
He was united in marriage to Norma Erb on April 16, 1950 at the Salem Mennonite Church. The couple moved to Milford, NE, where he worked at the Reber Turkey Farm. In 1952, they moved to West Point, NE and Jim worked at the West Point Creamery. He later began farming with his brother, Les, and brother-in-law, Sam Oswald, Jr. In addition to farming, he also worked Friday at the West Point Sale Barn, as the clerk. Jim also clerked for farm sales for Smith, McGill, Robertson and Nelson-Auctioneers. In 1977, Jim and Les expanded their operation to feed more cattle. He also began working in the commodity office for Tom Prinz at Prinz Grain. In 1987, they quit farming and he worked for Bob Plagge at Supersweet Feeds in West Point, managing the custom hog-feeding operation. He retired in 2003. Never one to sit idle, he went back to work as a dispatcher for Bellar Feedlot, until his “official” retirement.
Jim was a member of the Beemer Mennonite Church, where he had served as elder and on various committees. He also served as secretary for Sunset Home in Geneva, NE. Jim loved spending time with his family, being at church, cheering on the Huskers, pony pulling, woodworking, reading, and card playing.
Survivors include- his wife of 69 years, Norma of West Point, NE
Children and their families-
Patricia and Darrell Zook of Philadelphia, MO and family-
Aaron and Megan Zook and children-Caleb, Natalie & Nora
Sara and Paul Swisher and children-Colton & Emmit
Mark and Trisha Zook and children-Owen & Ava
Becky and David Mannigel of Palmyra, MO and family-
Jamie and Darcy Mannigel and children-Cooper & Abby
Amy and Michael Fennewald and children-Emily, Katie & Lucas
Rick and Vickie Troyer of Wisner, NE and family-
Nick and Amy Troyer and children-Cody (deceased), Ashton, Conner & Lexi
Lindi Hathaway and children-Isaac, Eric, Alex & Owen
Travis and Sonya Arduser and children-Gwen, Ramsey & Grady
Megan and Jordan Feller and son-Barrett
Alicia Troyer and daughter-Ella
Lorraine Troyer and Loren Rasbury of St. Louis, MO and family-
Becca (deceased) and her children-Jervon Quinn & Peyton Grant
Don and Kelly Troyer of Lexington, NE and family-
Jim is also survived by siblings and siblings-in-law; Mary and Bill Armfield of Hesston, KS, Betty Springer of Milford, NE, Eunice Stutzman of Milford, NE, Violet and Merrill Stutzman of Milford, NE, Leonard Troyer of Beemer, NE, Bernetta Erb of Geneva, NE, Sam Oswald, Jr. of West Point, NE, Ruth Erb of Shickley, NE, Arlyce and Myron Friesen of Henderson, NE, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents-A.L. and Emma Troyer, parents-in-law-Mose and Ida Erb, granddaughter-Becca Joy Campbell, great grandson-Cody James Troyer, siblings and siblings-in-law-Dorothy and Lee Schlegel, Loretta Troyer, Glenn and Aldene Troyer, Lester and Gladys Troyer, Robert Erb, Dale Miller, Larry Springer, Leroy Stutzman, Ivan and Wilma Troyer, Harold and Clarice Troyer, Roy and Mattie Troyer, Merlin Erb, Dorothy Oswald, Alvin Erb and Virgil Erb.