Royce F. Magsig

Royce F. Magsig, 94, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mr. Magsig served in the United States Navy during World War II as seaman first class, earning medals from several campaigns. He spent 17 years in civil service with the U.S. Government Army Depot and Maintenance. He later retired from Peter Eckrich Company in Fremont, OH. He was a member of College Park United Brethren Church and American Legion Post 85 in Huntington. At Parkview Huntington Hospital, he was a volunteer for 16 years, known as “The Popcorn Man.”

He was born April 23, 1923, in New Washington, OH, to Walter Henry and Marie Riedel Magsig. He married Mabel Viola Smith on Dec. 11, 1945, at Bethel United Brethren Church in Lindsey, OH. She preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2010.

Survivors include a son, Michael F. Magsig, of White Plains, NY; a daughter, Millicent (Thaine) Campbell, of Huntington; a sister, Jean (Dwight) Gnepper, of St. James City, FL; four grandchildren, Trea (Trent) Kiefer, of Huntington; Noll (Molly) Campbell, of Carmel; Matthew (Lily) Magsig, of Santa Monica, CA; and Elizabeth (Kevin) Moore, of Norwalk, CT; a stepgranddaughter, Kerianne Carney, of New York, NY; and six great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon, with funeral services immediately following at noon, at Bailey-Love Mortuary. Rev. Gary Dilley will officiate. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory in Huntington County.

Preferred memorials are to Huntington University Department of Nursing, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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