Jack D. Royer, 75 of Reinbeck died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines of natural causes.
Jack was born on July, 26, 1935 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Arlo and Melba Powers Royer. He married Caroline J. Boelman on August 25, 1955 in Ackley, Iowa.
Jack was in the U.S. Air-force from 1953 to 1954. He was a member of the Masonic Temple Coin Lodge 394 and a member of American Legion Action Post 242. He was employed as a meat manager at several stores. He was an avid artist of charcoal and oil painting and wood carving.
Jack enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his family.
Jack is survived by his wife Caroline, two daughters Deborah (Mike) Lage of Reinbeck and Cynthia (Curt) Plaehn of Gladbrook. Two sons Jeffery Royer of Reinbeck, Gregory (Nancy) Royer of Tipton, seven grandchildren, Clarinda (Dean) Morrow of Malin, Ore., Cody Plaehn of Des Moines, Eric Lage of Reinbeck, Jennifer and Nicole Royer of Tipton, Jesse Royer of Reinbeck and Julia Royer of New Hartford, three great grandchildren, Lucinda Haywood, Brandon and William Royer. Two sisters Luella Gorman of Waterloo and Ramona Soccoras of Madrid.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Marlys Bushby.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in Reinbeck.
Cremation at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. Burial will be set at a later date. Memorial may be directed to the family.