Michael Edward Troy, 65 of Valparaiso, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024. He was born on July 16, 1958 in Tinley Park, IL to Robert J. and Therese M. (Wahlen) Troy. While he made his career as a Paramedic, he was foremost a family man. Michael was an avid gambler and affectionately held the title of “World’s Worst Golfer.” He was a devoted husband, brother, uncle, son, and friend with a big heart who was loved by all. He will be deeply missed.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; siblings: Peg (Phil), Cathy (Dave), Bob (Marcia), and Ken; 10 nieces and nephews; and many extended family and friends.
There will be no services at this time.
Losing someone so close is so hard. Sending you so much love. -Richard and Becky Strotman
The toughest and sweetest man that God ever made. -Randy Tylin
That's the perfect picture of Uncle Mike, with his smile like he's thinking of something funny to say. Mike was an inspiration to me to be a better person (didn't always work) and I'm going to miss him terribly. He made all of us smile and be better people. Talk to you 'down the road'. -Phil Skrzekut
I’m so sorry Nancy. Michael was truly a good man, good human being. Great memories as a beloved teammate for many years. I guarantee there isn’t a person on this planet that has a negative memory. Hambone, you will be sorely missed….. Hound. -Stephen Grajek
Such a huge loss for everyone who knew Mike. What a treasure. I will miss our weekly conversations. I'll share this nugget of advice Mike gave me and I know he'll get a chuckle out of this when he reads it. He simply said, "Kov, you've got to roll your own dice". Loved him deeply. -Mike Kovach
There are not enough words to describe how great of a person Mike was. #13 will be sorely missed, but not forgotten. -Rich Lander
I am so sorry to hear of Hammer passing. He truly was one of the kindest,gentlest human beings I ever met. I enjoyed talking to him about music, sports, and life in general and always wanting to do things for others. Hammer was one in a million and will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Hammer. Love, -Bob Oboyle
I am so sorry for your loss. Hammer was such a great guy. I've known Mike since we were kids growing up in Tinley Park. So many good times together. He will certainly be missed. -Mike Albert
Mike, you were a wonderful brother-in-law! I can't think of a kinder man than you. Your gentle peace and patience surrounded you. You were generous and kind to everyone. What an authentic man! You had a great sense of humor and were a perfect life partner for my sister. Your memory will live on in the family, friends, and people you so selflessly served. May the peace that passes all understanding be with all those who are now grieving. I am thankful to have known you and bless your memory! -Jeff Taylor
Karen and I are very sorry for your loss. Mike was one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever known. The "Losers" are a family and all of us are grieving Hammers passing because he was our heart and soul. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace Hammer! -Wally & Karen Savage