Sister, Mary, shared some memories of her brother:
"After Roy's graduation from college, attending both Illinois College and Valparaiso University, he served in the US Army Signal Corps. Much of his enlistment was spent in Germany during the Cold War period between the Korean and Vietnam wars.
He was a sports fan (St Louis Cardinal, especially) and an active participant in hunting, fishing, and boating. He once built a boat that occupied a prominent place in our yard! He and his friends used it a couple of times on the Illinois River, but it was not very 'seaworthy.'
In addition to farming, he raised Charolais cattle. With purebred bulls he upgraded his herd until it was quite large. He was regarded as an excellent breeder of Charolais."
Both of his sons were adopted.
His death from a heart attack occurred while he was at work on one of