Oscoda County Herald

Julie Ann (Troyer) Hershberger

Died January 9, 2021

Julie Ann (Troyer) Hershberger, 82, passed away on January 9, 2021, at Wellspring Nursing Home in Fairview, Michigan. She was welcomed to heaven and into the loving arms of Jesus.

Julie was born June 10,1938 to Elmer and Hilda (Kurtz) Troyer. She married her high school sweetheart, Bernell Hershberger, shortly after graduating. They owned and operated Mi-Fair Dairy Farm together until Bernell’s passing in 1993. She spent her life as a loving mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Julie is survived by her daughters, Cynthia and Richard Bruner and family of Pa, Jenni and Brian Layman and family of Fairview.

Julie was an avid traveler. She and Bernell enjoyed traveling together for many years. After the death of Bernell, Julie began traveling with her grandchildren, making special memories with each one of them.

Julie was very dedicated to her family. She was active in her church and community, both in Oscoda County and Venice, Florida.

It was a tragedy she was in a nursing home during a political lockdown that has been a devastating public health mistake. Infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists have grave concerns about mental health impacts on lockdown policies causing irreparable damage. The process robbed her of the most fundamental of needs – freedom, love, touch, affection and the will to live.

I Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.

There will be no memorial service as requested by Julie. The family takes comfort in knowing she is now with Jesus.