Laurence V. Royal, 96 of Unadilla, passed away on March 8, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 4, 1921, to Herman & Elizabeth (Kempkes) Royal in rural Palmyra.
Laurence married Ellen Brinkman on Feb. 12, 1942, at St. Leo’s in Palmyra.
He then served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1943. Laurence worked as a farmer and loved to take care of his land and cattle. He was also involved with the Unadilla Fire Dept.
He enjoyed going to the coffee shop to visit with friends and spending time with his family.
Laurence is survived by his children: Dallas (Cheryl) Royal of Unadilla, Marlene (Gail) Neumeister of Peru; grandchildren: Brenda (Chris) Wander, Mike (Wendy) Royal, Angie (Greg) Miller, Steve Royal, Jeremy (Cassie) Royal, Trisha Neumeister, Justin (Shae) Neumeister, Sherry (Jeromy) Jones, Jared Neumeister, Jordan Neumeister; 13 great grandchildren; Brother: Raymond (Tom) and wife: Marion Royal of Syracuse; sister-in-law: Doris Royal of Springfield, Verna Brinkman of Tecumseh; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, wife: Ellen, daughter: Ruth, son: Marvin, Siblings: Herman, Roy, Leo, Lloyd, James, Gertrude, Louise, Marie, Magdaline.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse.
Burial was at Park Hill cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Arrangements  are by  Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE 402-269-2441. Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com