We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ott / Haverstock Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services
February 22, 1937 - January 13, 2022
Florene Troyer, 84, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:37 pm in Trail Creek Place, Michigan City, Indiana.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, January 17, 2022 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 10th & Buffalo Streets, Michigan City, Indiana with Rev. David Kime officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation hours will be Monday from 9:00 AM till 10:15 AM in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana.
Florene (Rank) Troyer was born on February 22, 1937, in Michigan City, Indiana, the daughter of George and Florence (Kramer) Rank. Mrs. Troyer graduated from St. Mary's High School, in Michigan City, in 1954, and was valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she chose St. Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana to begin her training for a career in teaching. Mrs. Troyer began her professional career, at Elston Junior High School in 1958, as an English and Social Studies teacher. She began working on a Masters Degree in counseling at Purdue University in 1959, completed the program in 1962, and was then appointed as a counselor at Elston High School. In 1963 she became the head of the counseling department at Elston High School.
She met her future husband, John Troyer, in 1960, shortly after he began his education career at Elston Junior High and they were in married in June of 1963. Mrs. Troyer's passion, as a counselor, was to help her students prepare themselves for a college career.
Mrs. Troyer, was recognized in 1984, by Purdue University, as one of the most outstanding high school counselors in state of Indiana. She also, after retirement, was recognized by the Michigan City Area Schools, as a member of the Wall of Fame, where she joined her husband, John and John's father, Russell Troyer, making three Troyer family members on the Wall of Fame. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority and, during her retirement, worked on the Michigan City Salvation Army Board for twenty years. She loved gardening, antiquing, making crafts, and traveling with her husband. She enjoyed spending time with her educator friends as part of the "Lunch Bunch". She will be missed by many.
Contributions may be made to Salvation Army 1201 Franklin St. Michigan City, IN 46360 or to St. Mary's Catholic Church 411 W. 11th St. Michigan City, IN 46360.