North Santa Rosa

Daniel Lee Shroyer

Daniel Lee Shroyer was born on May 27th,1934, at Warsaw, IN. His parents were Daniel Robert “Bob” Shroyer and Mildred Sophia Van Curen. He was raised on the family farm at Chapman Lake, where he learned the family trade. In his late teens he moved in with his Great-grandparents Lewis E and Lillie (Makemson) Shroyer. This is the farm he would later buy and operate. He raised corn, wheat, rye, soy beans, tomatoes, and other crops. Dan went to school in Leesburg, IN, from the first grade until graduation. His first grade teacher would later be the first grade teacher for Elizabeth and John. Dan graduated in 1952. Later that year he married the love of his life, Betty Jane Thorne. They met at a Future Teachers of the America meeting at North Manchester College, while in high school. Dan and Betty were married 59 years. After getting married Dan and Betty had four children: Elizabeth Ann (53), Lewis Eugene (56), David Lee (57), and John Robert (59). Dan worked on and off the farm(s); he owned a total of four farms. three of the farms were in Indiana, one in North Carolina. While farming his favorite tractor was the Ford 8N (which he owned 3 or 4), he also owned a Ford 901 with Select-O-Speed, a Ford 4000, an McCormick Deering Model H, and a Model M, and he owned a CO-OP Cockshutt Tractor. His children learned to drive on these tractors. Dan’s interest included working on the farm, gardening, his family, camping, genealogy, and traveling. His travel’s included trips to the Alamo, New Orleans, Yellowstone, Detroit (the Ford Museum), Chicago (the Museum of Science and Industry and the zoo), many trips to Florida before moving there, the Grand Canyon, Arizona, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, trips to Virginia, North Carolina mountains and more. Dan worked for the US Post Office, as a family farmer, The Indianapolis Ramsey News Agency, Santa Barbara Newspaper, Prudential Insurance, Mishawaka Wholesale, Weatherhead Corporation, Dana Corporation, McDonald Hydraulics and the St of FL Dept. of Corrections, which is where he retired from in 1996. This meant he lived in many locations; Warsaw, In; Santa Maria CA; Warsaw, IN; Waukesha, WI; Columbia City ,IN; Gastonia, NC (this is when he owned the farm in NC); Lakeland, FL; and Jay, FL, where he lived when he passed. The family wishes to thank Dr. David Smith and his staff at Jay Medical, Dr. George Smith, Dr. Mark Elder, and the staff at Jay Hospital, and the staff at Amedysis Home Health Care, especially nurses Jackie and Kimberly. Dan was preceeded in death by his parents, loving wife Betty, Granddaughters Caroline Yvonne, Shroyer and Jennifer Renee’ Shroyer. Survived by his Sister Susie (Nelson) Sutton, Brother William (Marilyn) Shroyer, Brother Lloyd (Becky) Shroyer, Sister Julia (Kart) Goon, Daughter Elizabeth Ann (Dean) Dellinger, Son Lewis Eugene Shroyer, David Lee (Julia) Shroyer, John Robert (Lori) Shroyer, Grandsons: Daniel Anthony Shroyer, and Robert Eugene Dellinger, and granddaughter Amy Virginia Louise Shroyer. And step grandson Johnny Shaw, and granddaughters Alician and Katie Shaw. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Jay United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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