Royal D. White, age 79, of Janesville, died on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at the Golden Living Center, Fort Atkinson. He was born in Chicago, IL on April 15, 1934, the son of Norton and Marion (Dahion) White. He served in the U. S. Navy, and married Violet Newman in 1997. Royal had been employed by General Motors, retiring in 2008, and was a member of the UAW Local 95.

He is survived by his wife, Violet White of Janesville; 3 children: Allen White of Milwaukee, Russ White and Cody White both of Janesville; 2 step children, David Dewey of Illinois and Penny (Thomas) Reed of Iowa; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 sister; and many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME, with military honors at 4:00 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.