Dean Troyer
1923 - 2018
Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery
8600 East Hampden Ave
Denver, CO
Kansas born and bred, this WWII veteran and alumnus of DU created a successful business in the sign industry in Denver. He was a lifetime member of the Lions Club, and active in his church. He was a passionate singer and volunteer. He is survived by his wife of 70+ years, Kit; his sister; three daughters, two granddaughters; and three great grandsons. Visitation will be held on Mon., Feb. 19th at 10am, followed by a funeral service at 11am, both at Calvary Baptist Church of Denver. For full obituary visit

Published by Denver Post on Feb. 11, 2018.
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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 life and has been and will always be memorable all of my days.
Keith Kellogg
February 17, 2018
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 couldn't be there to help her. She passed away in 2014. May he rest in peace and Perpetual Light shine upon him!
Jerome Ewald
February 17, 2018
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 Clytice always made me feel welcomed and loved.
Uncle Dean will be greatly missed.
Allan Zieber
February 12, 2018
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.
Jeff Priest
February 12, 2018
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.
Marilyn (Drury) Johnson
February 11, 2018
John & Delores Pastirchak
February 10, 2018
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 knife.

Dean's response was calming and reassuring. "Schedule the surgery," he said. I did, eventually. Frankly it was a piece of cake. As Dean predicted, I was back on my feet in no time.

Thank you Dean for touching our lives with testimony of God's love. We joyfully remember the many conversatons we shared at Calvary Baptist with you, Kit and Jackie. We shall meet again.
John & Delores Pastirchak
February 10, 2018
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. Dean and Kit always came to share with us.
You will be greatly missed Dean, thank you for being my friend!
Dave Wilson
February 9, 2018
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