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Life Story / Obituary
David L. Troost of Redford passed away October 15, 2021, at the age of 74. He was born January 28, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan to Lawrence and Frances Troost. Beloved husband of Kathleen for 53 years. Loving father of Eric (Rebecca), Alison (Eric) Black, and Michael (Nikki). Dearest grandfather of Paul Troost, Amanda (Blake) Agee, Nicolas Troost, Katelyn Black, Andrew Black, Faith Troost, Joshua Troost, and Charles Troost. Dear brother of Howard (Marion), Kathleen (Russell) Kittleson, and Thomas Troost. Visitation Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 am until time of funeral service at 3 pm at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd., Livonia 48154. Interment at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Compassion International, www.compassion.com.
Dave grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He went to Cody High School where he met his wife, Kathleen. However, during the years growing up he was active in scouting and had a wonderful life living in Northwest Detroit, upon graduation from High School, Dave entered on an apprenticeship that produced a talented automotive designer with an Associate Degree. Shortly after marrying Kathleen in 1968, he was fortunate to be hired by American Motors at their location on Plymouth Road in Detroit, later that location became the Chrysler Jeep Truck Engineering Center. He started that job on an 18-foot-long drafting board, doing fuel systems. One day his boss told him the board was going to be replaced by a computer screen and Dave learned to be a CAD Designer. He worked a lot of overtime to provide for his growing family. Dave eventually retired from Chrysler.
Dave loved to travel and was able to visit many countries. One of his last trips was to visit one of the three Compassion International children he sponsored in Ecuador. It was a very special highlight of his life and one that enriched him immensely. He had been saving for a second trip when Covid hit and cancelled all plans.
Dave became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and that completely changed the direction in his life. He became a devoted prayer warrior for many, many people. He was blessed by participating in Awanas, Bair Lake Bible Camp, the choir at several churches, the Glory of Christmas program at NorthRidge Church in Plymouth, MI, the men’s Saturday morning prayer group, and many other groups. He will be missed by many!