Obituaries

Obituaries

Harold E. Royer 1918 - 2007 Valley Falls

Valley Falls - A funeral service for Harold E. Royer, 88, Valley Falls, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial with military honors by Grahem-Herbers Post No. 3084 of Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at Valley Falls Cemetery.Mr. Royer died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at Westwood Manor in Topeka.He was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Clark S. and Orpha Dickey Royer. He moved with his family to Valley Falls when he was 2 years old.Mr. Royer served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of the Allied Invasion Force on Omaha Beach at Normandy. He received a Purple Heart medal. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Topeka for 30 years and was a blacksmith in Valley Falls.Mr. Royer was a member of the McLouth and Meriden Antique Tractor Associations, VFW Grahem-Herbers Post No. 3084 in Valley Falls, American Legion Bicentennial Post No. 255 in Ozawkie and Local 307 of United Steel Workers. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Valley Falls.He married Lois Allen on June 2, 1951, in Valley Falls. They later divorced.Survivors include two sons, Clark, Valley Falls, and Gary, McLouth; a daughter, Tracy Harrington, Valley Falls; two brothers, Milton, Valley Falls, and Don, Carbondale; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls.The family suggests memorials to Heartland Hospice or Grahem-Herbers Post No. 3084, sent in care of the funeral home, 810 Broadway, Valley Falls 66088. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.mercerfuneralhomes.com">www.mercerfuneralhomes.com</a>.