Daane Lee Troyer

Daane Lee Troyer, 69, of Corryton, TN passed away peacefully at home on November 3, 2020. He was born to Eugene R. and June D. Troyer in Chicago, Illinois on August 9th, 1951. The family moved to Antioch, Illinois in his early childhood, and he graduated from Antioch Community High School in 1969. Daane joined the U.S. Navy in 1972 and was in the first class of the Flying Limited Duty Officers (LDO) of the Navy in 1981. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 1993. After that he worked at the Kauai Coffee Company in Kauai, HI for 6 years as a coffee bean tester. He then moved back to Antioch, IL and became the IT Manager for Onsrud Cutter LP, Libertyville, IL. He was currently retired and living in Corryton, TN with his wife of 20 years, Jody, and their dog Duke.
Daane is survived by his wife Jody Troyer; son Eugene (Lorraine) Troyer; daughter Brandy (Dayton) Kealoha; Stepson Josh (Kristina) Kirkpatrick; and stepdaughter Meaghan Kirkpatrick. He has a total of 9 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. Daane was preceded in death by his former wife, Loretta J. Troyer, his parents, his sister, Laura A Troyer, and his brother, Timothy J. Troyer.
Daane loved country music and western movies, his favorite actor was John Wayne. Jody and he would regularly attend county music festivals across the Mid-West and loved to go country dancing anytime they could. Daane had a heart of gold and would do anything he could to help people around him. He was a person of ‘little words’, but when he did speak, his ‘little words’ were like heaven.
Those who wish to remember Daane in a special way may make gifts to his memory to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, PO Box 96172, Washington, DC 20090.

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  1. My family will miss Daane dearly. We will hold the memories of movie days at Daane and my sister Jody’s home in Antioch, complete with Troyer’s Meat Lover’s Chili!

    An unforgettable image we still giggle over is Daane walking back and forth in their trailer at Dolphin Harbor trying to get flies with a swatter. We watched outside by the fire howling with laughter watching his shadow move back and forth like Randall from Monsters,Inc. Good Times!

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