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Raymond K. Royer

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Feb. 8, 1931 - March 25, 2013

GOSHEN — The spirit of Raymond K. Royer, 82, returned to his creator at 2:10 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, in his residence.

He was born Feb. 8, 1931, to Edward and Leah (Cripe) Royer in Rossville (Clinton County).

On April 4, 1954, he was married to Barbara E. (Meador). She survives.

Also surviving are five daughters and one son, Wanda (Owen) Martin of Goshen, Dawn (Virgil) Stutzman of Vandalia, Mich., April (Steve) Swartz of Lake Odessa, Mich., Carla (Dwight) Martin of Sundance, Wyo., Charity (Jonathan) Yoder of Farmville, Va., and Eddy (Rachel) Royer of Bryant.; 45 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Herman (Carol) Royer of Nappanee.

Preceding him in death are his parents; two half sisters, Sarah Wagner and Lydia Kinsey; and a half brother, David Royer.

Raymond was a regular attendee and member of Salem Mennonite Church.

The public is invited to a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at the RMYC Building, 24647 C.R. 44, Nappanee. Home Ministry of Salem Mennonite Church will officiate.

Memorials may be directed to Christian Aid Ministries.

Arrangements handled by Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa.

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