Bonnie Millard Royer

October 10, 2023

Bonnie Millard Royer, 77, of Michigantown, Ind., passed away on October 10, 2023 in his home.  He was born on January 7, 1946 in Danville, Illinois to Carney and Florence (Blackburn) Royer.  He married Lynnette “Diane” Harshman on June 5, 1965 in Frankfort and she survives.

Bonnie was a 1965 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and attended Vincennes University.  He worked as an electrician for Chrysler in Kokomo for 33 years.  Bonnie served in the United States Army National Guard for 21 years, retiring as Master Sergeant.  He was an Eagle Scout and Troop Leader.  He enjoyed fishing and loved being the “Pool Boy”, but his greatest love was spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will take place 1-4 p.m Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the Royer Home.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort, are honored to assist the Royer family. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with Diane, his wife of 58 years are his Daughter: Rhonda (Dave) Blackburn of Michigantown; Sons: Ronald Royer of Frankfort, Russ (Gillian) Royer of Michigantown, and Randy (Teresa) Royer of Tipton; Grandchildren: Brandi (Marcus) Beck, John David Blackburn, Alic Royer, Bailey Royer, Nicholas Royer, Leah Royer, Michael Royer, Wyatt Royer, and Bridgette Royer; and 8 Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.


Leave your Condolences

19 Condolences for “Bonnie Millard Royer”

  1. Tammy (Van Meter) Lasiter October 11, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Thinking of Diane and family

  2. Deanna Melin October 11, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    My dear, sweet neighbors;
    This was such a sad day, the world lost a beautiful soul.
    As we knew Bonnie since we moved in, our adopted Grandpa/Dad, we will miss him greatly. He told some of the best stories and he is part of how I learned about the area we now call home.
    Bonnie, you will be greatly missed.

  3. Sandra Throckmorton October 11, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you during this difficult time. Sandra Throckmorton. Cousin.

  4. Danny /Peggy Abbott October 11, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    So sorry for your loss .

  5. Janet VanMeter October 11, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through.

  6. Bill & Lora Layton October 11, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    To all the Royer family, so sorry for your loss.

  7. Dianna Snapp October 11, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    I just heard about Bonnie’s death I am so very sorry. Bonnie was a very special person in my boys life

  8. Karen Nicholson October 12, 2023 at 2:58 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Rhonda, Dave and family. God Bless

  9. Jane Sheets October 12, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Diane and Family, please accept my sincere condolences. I consider myself fortunate to know three generations of the Royer Family. Celebrate Bonnie’s life and share his contributions to your life.
    Brandi, I’m very sorry for your loss. I’m sure Bonnie was proud of you and the rest of your family. Sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. Heidi Long October 12, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Prayers For you and The Whole Family during this Difficult time Bonnie will be sadly missed by Soooo many. I know he is in heaven catching up and having the best time. it is Never Good Bye but See ya Later
    You will all be reunited again one day and what a Glorious day that Shall be
    Love and Lots Of Prayers
    From the Long Family
    Kirk l, Heidi, Autum, Emily, Oliver and Kileigh

  11. Connie Skaggs October 12, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Diane and family, so sorry for you loss. He was always kind and had time for others. You are all in my prayers.

  12. Mike Brackett October 12, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Steady and dependable classmate and team-mate and, by far, the best football player whose name was on the girls’ phys ed list. Bonnie was an exemplary Boy Scout and was one of the most self-reliant men I will ever know…..

  13. David Tishner October 12, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    sorry to hear about Bonnie, I let Gerrid know, Praying for you all.

  14. Sue Mcclain October 12, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Roger and Sue Mcclain are very sorry for your loss, you all were great neighbors and friends to us and our boys Matt and Mark. Your family is in our prayers.

  15. Christy Tishner Berry October 14, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    Royer family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts an prayers.

  16. Heather Gerrard October 15, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Diane and family-
    I am so sorry for the loss of Bonnie. I wish I had gotten to know him more (as I learned we are family). I pray that you all find comfort in the coming weeks. Bridgette- we love you and if you need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brooklyn.

  17. Katy Tarr October 15, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss.
    Sam and Katy Tarr

  18. Vance Hinton October 15, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Cousin Diane I am so very sorry to hear about Bonnie’s passing. I have fond memories of being with Bonnie, Jerry, and Danny in Las Vegas, and in Mississippi at the casinos. I enjoyed getting to visit while y’all lived in Foley. Bonnie was very kind, and always had a smile for everyone. I’m picturing Bonnie and Danny up to some kind of mischief in Heaven, of course instigated by my brother! My sincere condolences to you and your family. I know Bonnie will be missed terribly.

  19. Beth Reed October 15, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    Diane and family sorry to hear of your loss will keep you in our prayers. Rodney Reed and family

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