Dan E. Royer

  • Born: December 4, 1957
  • Died: September 26, 2016
  • Location: Lyndon, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dan E. Royer, 58, of Lyndon, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at his home.

Born December 4, 1957 in Sterling, he was a son of Robert and Doris (Wallingford) Royer. He married Roxanne Sellnow on September 23, 1984 in Dixon. She preceded him in death on August 29, 2001.

Dan was a truck driver for Dohrn Trucking in Rock Falls for over 15 years. He attended Harmon United Methodist Church. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, spending time with family and had a strong work ethic. Dan loved visiting his mom and helping cook Sunday dinners, feeding the squirrels and filling the bird feeders.

Those left to honor his memory include his son, Danny (Lacee) Royer of Amboy; a daughter, Shanna (Bill) Hillers of Polo; sisters, Delores Estes of Sylva, NC, Mary McCoy of Dixon, Cindy Griffin of Wyanet and Becky (Joe) Reyes of Dixon; a brother, Bob Royer of Harmon; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a sister Janet Sims.

Visitation will be from 5:30-7 PM Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. A memorial has been established. To send condolences visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Remember Dan growing up in Harmon. He was a wonderful friend. I remember being young growing up and visiting my friend Becky and their mother at their house. They were wonderful memories. God tells us to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Look forward to seeing him and his mom some day along with may family in heaven.

Posted by Donna May - Harwood Heights, IL - Friend   October 06, 2016

My deepest sympathy is with all of those in who Dan has touched in his life. I pray the family and close friends are granted the strength to persevere. I had some really good times working with Dan and made many great memories during the 2 years I lived in Illinois. Thanks for everything, Royer. Gods blessings to all of those affected. We'll see ya in the kingdom, Mr. Royer.

-Jeff Martin

Posted by Jeff Martin - Waxahachie, TX - Friend   September 29, 2016

Dan was a great guy and a dedicated employee and family man. We talk quite often over the past 5 years at dohrn and he will be missed. My prayers are with your family. I know he is smiling down upon is and watch over his family and fellow truck drivers. Rest in peace Royer.

Posted by Tim Olds - Sterling, IL - Coworker   September 29, 2016

Prayers for all. Dan was a good man that I had the pleasure to work with for the last 4 years. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Sara Marschanh - Sterling, IL - Coworker   September 29, 2016


sorry my friend.you will be missed.

Posted by Maurey Bragg - davenport, FL - Friend   September 29, 2016

Sorry for your loss,Dan was a great coworker

Posted by Kathy Wolf - Sterling, IL - Coworker   September 29, 2016


Sorry to hear this my heart goes out to you we have A lot of good memories like when we all use to go down to grandma an grandpa Peterson for supper and bond fires

Posted by Robberta Dean - Sterling, IL - Family Friend   September 28, 2016