Janet (Shulmier) Troeger

Born: Sat., Dec. 19, 1931


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Memorial Service

6:00 PM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 A good life, well lived, with many long and deep friendships.
Janet (Shulmier) Troeger (85) was born in South Bend, Indiana on December 19, 1931 to Clyde and Nina Shulmier. Janet attended John Adams High School, DePauw University and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. At college she and Jack Troeger, also from South Bend, began dating; they married on June 12, 1954 and were inseparable until Jack’s death late last summer. Janet taught school in southern Indiana while Jack completed his senior year and Air Force ROTC training. The early years of her marriage involved Air Force postings in Texas; in Florida for Jack’s pilot training; and in San Bernardino, California. After the Air Force experience, Janet returned to South Bend with Jack and raised a family of three boys. Moving to Swanson Highlands when that development was new, Janet and Jack developed deep friendships with other young couples there; friendships that have endured for decades. Janet was involved with volunteer organizations including the Junior League of South Bend, and was a lifelong learner and explorer. She would master a skill and then move on to conquer the next challenge, whether painting and photography, music, gardening, antiquing, skiing, tennis, golf, or real estate. When the children were older, Janet obtained a paralegal degree from IUSB, and then attended Notre Dame law school just from a desire to learn; she later attended a real estate course out of curiosity and ended up having a successful career as a real estate agent. Janet and Jack were always active together: in the 1960’s and 1970’s they were avid snow skiers; in the 1970’s and early 1980’s they were keen tennis players, and in the 1990’s their interests turned to golf. In addition to outdoor and sporting activities, Janet loved music, literature and art.
Birch Lake, Michigan, was a center of summer activities for Janet and her family for many years. After retirement Janet and Jack wintered in Bonita Springs, Florida, and enjoyed international travels. Janet is survived by her three children Scott (Holly), Tim (Susan) and Steve (Jacque), nine grandchildren Stephanie, Tara, James, Amy, Ross, Sam, Victoria (Tory), Neil and Daniel, five great-grandchildren Madelyn, Brady, Chase, Weston and Cole, and by her sisters Mary Ellen Shulmier and Marianne Hopkins. Janet was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Nina Shulmier and by her brother Tom Shulmier (Pat). The family wishes to express our gratitude for the devoted care which Pam Shankle provided both to Janet and to Jack during the past several years. Janet will live on in our memories and will be missed by all.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 12 at 6 pm at Welsheimer’s Funeral Home North 17033 Cleveland Road, South Bend, Indiana. Friends may call from 4 pm until the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Junior League of South Bend, Inc. Endowment Fund, 130 Park Lane, South Bend, Indiana 46601, or to The Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545.
E-mail condolences may be made at www.welshemer.com

Charitable donations may be made in Janet's memory to the following organizations:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

Junior League of South Bend, Inc. Endowment Fund
130 Park Lane, South Bend, Indiana 46601

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David Troeger
   Posted Fri August 11, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jeff, Tom, and David Troeger.

To Aunt Janet and Family, Our deepest sympathies from the families of Jeff, Tom, and David Troeger.

Doug and Deb Dieterly
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
Dear Scott, Holly and family,

We were saddened to read of your mother's passing. From her tribute in the paper, she sounded like a lost remarkable woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.