STEVEN CHARLES TROXEL, 66, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. He was born and raised and lived his entire life in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from Concordia High School and Indiana University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta. After graduation from I.U., he served in the Army in Germany for two years, and was a partial owner and operator of Sandpoint Greenhouse and went on to own and operate Sandpoint Living Interiors. He was a member of the Fort Wayne O.M.N.I. Business Club. He also was an Elder at Fellowship Missionary Church. "His passion and purpose in life was to honor, serve, and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He never knew a stranger, and touched everyone he knew with the love of God. His hearts desire is that each person he came into contact would also want to know and love Jesus." He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Kari; four daughters, Lyndsay Davis (Jeff) of Fort Wayne, Sarah Fanok (Bob) of Orlando, Fla., Stephanie Rex (Aaron) of Orlando, Fla., and Kendyl Haagen (Josh) of Orlando, Fla. He was also blessed with seven grandchildren and one on the way, Hunter, Kennedy, Zoe, Lily, Bobby, Zeke, and Lawson. He was preceded in death by parents, Russell and Vera Troxel; and sister , Judy Moellering. Celebration service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 E. Tillman Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Dave DeSelm and Pastor Joe Johns officiating. Visitation is also from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012, at Fellowship Missionary Church. Preferred memorials will go to Steve's dear missionary friend, Nana Couffie, and checks for that may be made payable to Fellowship Missionary Chrurch. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel. www. klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2012