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Dean R. Troyer

Denver, Colorado

Nov 14, 1923 – Feb 5, 2018 (Age 94)


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On November 14, 1923, Dean Troyer was born into a family that valued hard work and strict faith, on a farm 20 miles west of Hutchinson, Kan. After high school graduation and 18 months at the local junior college, Dean enlisted in the Army in August 1944. He served in both the...

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I remember way back when I was probably 4 years old. At that time both of my twin brothers, Kevin and Kenny were alive (Kevin passed away at 12 and I was ten). Back when we were 8 years younger and singing in the little kid's choir, Dean was the director and he had so much patients in dealing with young rascally kids. Unexpectedly our dad would be peering in the slim glass window by the door to make sure the choir practice went without a hitch. Dean Troyer was a super positive influence on my...

Mr. Troyer was was my mother's (Rose Ewald) handyman on Ash Street in Hutchinson. I have fond memories of him. Mom had so much admiration and respect for him . She really appreciated his prompt and friendly help with minor repairs . I rarely read the Hutchinson obituaries since I live in Wichita so I am grateful express my condolences. This brings back a very happy memory and an opportunity to express my appreciation . Mr. Troyer (as my mother always called him) was there when I...

As a kid growing up the highlight of the year was often going to Colorado on the train with my mother and sister. Aunt Clytice (Kit) and Uncle Dean were always a big part of those trips. They took me to the mountains, to church and church baseball games, swimming and to all sorts of Denver attractions.
To put in mildly, compared to my cousins, I was a little on the wild side and I am sure that at one time or another I tried the whole family's patience.
But Uncle Dean and Aunt...

Dean was a man who always followed the Lord, loved his family and friends and was willing to help anyone he could. He was also my boss, mentor and most importantly my friend, Deans company was very much a family because of his guidance and his style. We all remain part of his family still. I will always remember, love and respect Dean for the way he was and for helping many others be better people through his wisdom and through the Lord. Rest in peace Dean.

I remember Dean first from a church pack trip near Steamboat Springs when I was a 7th grader. He and Kit made me feel special. And I remember his voice in the church choir, even as a kid. He made everyone welcome. Blessings to the family - He leaves a great legacy.

On this sad occasion Delores and I grieve the loss of a wonderful man of God. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Kit, Jackie and the family members we never had the privilege of meeting.

We fondly remember Dean's counsel on my then pending hip replacement. It was the summer of 2011. Terrified of surgery I had already postponed the procedure, TWICE. One Sunday morning I turned to Dean, himself a veteran of hip replacement. I confessed to a paralyzing fear of going under the...

Dean was a giant in the sign industry. Known and respected by all, he aided in the foundation of the Rocky Mountain Sign Association, a group of sign companies and their vendors designed to train, legislate, and encourage continued goodwill among the members. The group continues today as the Colorado Sign Assn.
Dean was my friend, mentor, and close associate to me.
He created a true family atmosphere at his company. His employees from 40+ years ago gather in friendship to this day....