Eleanor Royer Obituary

Eleanor K. Royer
Eleanor Royer
Eleanor K. Royer

November 25, 1919 - February 29, 2008
Born in Dallas Center, IA
Resided in Formerly of Dallas Center, IA
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Eleanor Royer died at age 88 on February 29, 2008 from Parkinson's disease. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Minburn United Methodist Church in Minburn with burial to follow at Brethren Cemetery in Dallas Center.

First of three daughters born to Paul F. Anderson and Esther V. Mortimer Anderson, Eleanor was born on November 25, 1919 at home in rural Dallas Center. She graduated from Dallas Center High School in 1938 and went on to Iowa State University where she majored in foods, nutrition and education and graduated with a BS in 1942. She taught Home Economics and Chemistry at Stanhope, Iowa from 1942 until her marriage to Wilbur B. Royer on July 21, 1945. They made their lifelong home in rural Dallas Center on a Royer Century Farm.

As a faithful lifelong member of the Minburn United Methodist Church, she served as Education Director for the Sunday School and all the positions of the Minburn United Methodist Women over the years. Eleanor will be remembered as a superb cook and expert baker.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Wilbur, her children, Mary Katherine (David Lloyd) Royer an attorney in Madison, New Jersey, Dr. Paul (Beth) Royer, Charles City, Earl (Esther) Royer, Dallas Center; her grandchildren, Mark and James Lloyd, Eric, Sarah, Anna and Luke Royer, Susan and Brittany Royer; sisters, Mary Esther Anderson and Janice (Bradley) Miles; nieces Joan Barrett, Carol Letourneau and Joyce Biggs, plus numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation begins after 2pm Tuesday at Iles Funeral Homes-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial to be chosen later.


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Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Minburn United Methodist Church
Minburn, IA US
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
10:30 AM
Brethren Cemetery
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Wednesday, March 5, 2008