Oct. 8, 1923 - June 29, 2013
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MISHAWAKA - Robert V. Royer, 89, of Mishawaka, passed away at his residence, with his family at his bedside, on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Robert was born on October 8, 1923, to the late Thurlo and Bernice (Bordner) Royer in Mishawaka, IN. Robert graduated from Mishawaka High School. He served his country in the United States Navy, being stationed on a submarine during WW II. On April 21, 1946, Robert married the former Donna M. Hittig in Mishawaka. Robert and Donna shared 67 years of commitment to each other. Robert is survived by his wife Donna and their 6 children: Sharyn L. Lackey, Linda L. Florence, Eileen G. Howell, Robert O. Royer, Valorie K. Clardy and Eric V. Royer. Robert was a loving and caring grandfather to 12 grandchildren: Kimberlie S. Bowers, Sandra A. Alford, Travis M., Chad E. Johnson, Melissa Brown, Julie Royer, Casey Florence, Kristi Molter, Jemery Clardy, Nichole, Phillip Royer and Martin Nalepa; and 14 great-grandchildren: Jordan, Kayla Alford, Kiley, Taylor, Steven Bowers, Zander M. Johnson, Zackary, Kaylee, Anthony Wright, Matthew, Chloee Ewing, Dakota R., Dylan Molter and Ethan Royer. Benjamin Royer, a grandson, preceded Robert in death. Robert retired from Uniroyal as an Electrician. Robert was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 360; he also attended the St. Peter Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 with Pastor Bryan Borger officiating, with visitation one hour prior to the service, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church 437 Dragoon Trail East, Mishawaka, IN 46544. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Bubb Funeral Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 1, 2013