Floyd Royer


ROCK FALLS – Floyd “Ed” Royer, 73, died Jan. 22, 2021.

Visitation will be held from 9:30–11 a.m. on Wednesday Jan. 27 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard M. Russo officiating. Burial with military honors will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Arrangements were handled by the McDonald Funeral Home.

Ed was born Nov. 4, 1947 in Rock Falls to Floyd Everett and Evelyn (Silvey) Royer. He married Connie Sue Johnson on Feb. 10, 1967 in Rock Falls. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2012.

Survivors include three daughters, Becky McKinley, Tracy (Sean) Fowkes and Jill Royer, all of Rock Falls; six grandchildren, Ed and Cameron McKinley, Brady, Mackenzie and Syrinidie Fowkes and Klarady Royer; three sisters, Alice (Joe) Billings of Sterling, Nina Holloway of Rock Falls and Marsha Chapinski of Sterling; one brother, Al (Tara) Royer of Rock Falls; his mother in-law, Maggie Johnson; two sisters-in-law, Joan Atilano and Willie (Jerry) Clayton; and one brother-in-law, Mike Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; three brothers, Jackie, Vern and Larry Royer; and one sister, Judy Barger.

Ed attended school in Rock Falls and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army from Sept. 7, 1965 until Sept. 8, 1968. He worked for 30 years at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company and when they closed, was a supervisor in the shipping department. He then worked at HCC in Mendota for approximately 12 years. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing cards and watching old westerns on TV.

Memorials in his memory are preferred to St. Andrew Catholic Church or School.