Troy L. Michael

January 2, 2015

Troy L. Michael 91 passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Center, Frankfort. He was born August 26, 1923 in Clinton County to the late Charles and Addie (Lipp) Michael. On July 3, 1943 he married Beverly Smith in Mulberry and she survives.  A 1941 graduate of Rossville High School, he played basketball from 1938-1941. He was a lifelong member of the Kilmore United Methodist Church. Troy farmed his whole life, retiring in 2010. He also drove a school bus for community schools of Frankfort for 32 years. He served on the Union Township advisory board for several years as well as agricultural stabilization board member. Troy enjoyed the Chicago Cubs baseball, making many trips to Wrigley Field.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Monday, January 5, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home and a half hour prior to the service at the Church. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 6th at the Kilmore United Methodist Church, 4159 N CR 0 EW, Frankfort. Pastor Craig Overman will officiate. Burial will be in Kilmore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kilmore United Methodist Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Beverly Michael of Frankfort Son: Jeff (Companion Cecilia) Michael of Frankfort, Daughter: Pam (Mike) Gilasevitch of Lebanon, 4 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

brothers, Bernard Michael, Paul Michael, Kenneth Smith and Gerald Smith and a sister, Mildred Weida.


15 Condolences for “Troy L. Michael”

  1. Cecilia Urban January 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Troy no longer suffers and he will be missed by his loving wife Beverly. They were married 71 years we all can learn from them how to make a marriage last. RIP Troy Micheal you will be missed by many.

  2. Jan Merrill January 3, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    My deepest sympathies. I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Troy, visits to the farm and family get togethers. My love to all of you.

  3. Nancy Williams January 3, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    So sorry for the loss of a wonderful husband, dad and just and inspiration to all. He was a great school bus driver that I have always remembered and the Bus he drove was Bus #1.
    May God wrap each and everyone of you in his arms at this time of need. Just remember that Troy no longer suffers and he is a much better place.

  4. Dianne & Nina Rice January 4, 2015 at 12:25 am

    So sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of visiting Uncle Charles and Aunt Addie’s and Troy would be there.. Went out there for many Michael family reunions. I would often stop with Nina to visit Aunt Addie on our way back from visiting my in-laws in Moran. Nina and I want the family to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.. (Uncle Charles and my Grandma Smith were brother and sister… Dianne)

  5. Angela Smith January 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

    My deepest sympathies to Troys family. I have many find memories of Troy and of family get together’s at their home. My prayers are with all the family and may you RIP Uncle Troy !

  6. Janet Zuther January 4, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Sorry for your loss. He will surely be missed. Beverly, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Janet and Lawrence Zuther

  7. Brenda Huffer January 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Pam and Jeff, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I have a lot of fond memories of him as my favorite bus driver and coming to your house!
    Brenda (Cooper) Huffer

  8. Jim & Carolyn Ellis January 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Beverly, I was so sorry to hear this. Of course everyone remembers Troy as the best bus driver. We certainly thought so. Our prayers with you and the family. May God give you peace of mind and comfort.

  9. Debra Watts Ramsey January 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. It is very hard to accept but he is in a better place and out of any kind of pain. You will always have the memories. Prayers to you and the family.

  10. Carol (Hampton) Evans & Mike January 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Jeff, Pam, and Bev, so sorry for Troy’s passing.
    Troy was the best bus driver for our bus #1, I remembering him taking us to different places at schools end of year or giving us some kind of fruit, I can also remember him looking in his rear view mirror watching all of us. I remember him raising his voice just made the trouble maker sit up front with him.
    Our Condolence and prayers are with your family
    Mike and Carol Evans

  11. Marty (Watkins) Frye January 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Pam, Jeff and family, I am sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you.

  12. Jane (Kinslow) Werner January 6, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Pam, I am sorry for your loss. Troy was my bus driver all through high school #1!! Your family will be in my prayers!!

  13. Amanda Ostler Dillon January 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    To the family of Troy,
    I am sorry for your loss. Troy was someone I remember fondly. As the first one on the bus route and last one off, I spent hours on bus 1. Everyday when I got on the bus, Troy greeted me with a smile and said “Hello Amanda”. It made me feel ready for my day at school. At Christmas he always had a special gift for us. Sometimes we got a piece of fruit or even a candy bar. I also got to help put up the windows which was very cool as a kid! It was nice to know he was always looking out for us and I feel fortunate to have crossed his path. He was a special person!

  14. David Pattee January 7, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Pam – I’m sorry for the loss of your Dad. For a short time I rode your Dad’s bus and I remember him not only as a good bus driver, but more importantly as a good man. I know he will be missed. You have my sincerest sympathies.

  15. James and Ann Chezem January 11, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Dear Beverly, Jeff, and Pam,
    Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Troy. He was a neighbor and friend of Jim’s for many years and Jim feels close to all your family.
    Our condolences,
    Jim and Ann

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