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Chasan Royer

Bruce Royer

October 14, 1956 - August 24, 2020

We created a memorial to celebrate the life of Bruce Royer. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort and give you the opportunity to reflect on your memories with Bruce and the incredible person that he was. We will use this to share (both digitally and in person) with...  see more

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Bruce was an incredible man. A man of high integrity, values, and principles, anyone that came in contact with him inevitably left with a positive experience. He was and still is all things good and positive in this world. He was...  see more
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  • Randy Myers
    In 2015, I was hired by Bruce to work in Internal Audit at U-Haul. I didn't know Bruce long, nor did I work with him for very long, but even in the short amount of time I did, I knew Bruce was an amazing, kind, loving, family man! Bruce was always...  more
  • Evan Johnson
    I feel extremely fortunate to have started my career at U-Haul working for Bruce in Internal Audit. Having no prior U-Haul experience, Bruce went above and beyond to make me feel a part of the team and U-Haul family from day one. Bruce always had time...  more
  • Mary Mau
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  • Mary Mau
    I grew up with the Royer family in Herscher, IL, where Bruce’s dad was our pastor, and his sister, Lisa, one of my dearest friends. Bruce had a dazzling smile and could raise one eyebrow as a form of nonverbal communication. I remember Herscher Labor...  more
  • Jean Mau
    My heart hurts for all of you in the sudden loss of Bruce. I knew him growing up in Herscher, Illinois. his dad was our pastor. One of my favorite memories is of Bruce “demonstrating” an alternative use for the large, billowing sleeves of our choir...  more
  • Kyle Royer
  • Kyle Royer
    Love you dad. Missing you every day, but know you are here with us all at the same time.
  • Thomas Tollison
    I will miss you my very dear friend. I’ll see you on the other side.

    As you used to call me,

    Tommy T
  • Lindsey Tarman
    I had the pleasure of working with Bruce only a few times. He was poised, warm and genuine. It was apparent he and his team were a tight-knit group and they looked to him as their strong leader. My heart goes out to Renee, his kids and his team. I am...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    From Sam Briggs:

    Bruce was a very pleasant, good looking, intelligent man It was a true pleasure to know and work with him. He and Renee were a great team!
    In numerous convesations with Tonya I learned you are a close-knit, hard working, & loving...  more
  • Kylie Gose
    I struggle to put into words what an incredible guy Bruce was. He helped make the Royer’s feel like my second family, as he was always so welcoming and generous. He was the perfect example of what a father should be. Kind, supportive, and the best...  more
  • Ryan Black
    Bruce hired me over 10 years ago. Of all the places and positions I've been in, Bruce is still the gold standard for a boss.
  • James Muniz
    Bruce and all the Royer family are truly compassionate people. The entire Royer family is ready to help anytime, any situation internal and external customers, it does not matter. Bruce, was a true leader as it is mentioned by so many and such a positive...  more
  • Jason Smith
    I am so grateful to have gotten the honor of meeting Bruce nearly 20 years ago and being a part of his team for about half that time. His friendly down to earth nature and calmness in the storm were such important qualities in leading Marketing IT to...  more
  • Sally Banfill
    Bruce was always so generous when Nels and I were in Phoenix. He would offer airport pickup, a place to stay, and a family get together. He always had a project in the works from a remodeled room to a new building. I remember wondering if he really...  more
  • Larry Hine
    My heartfelt sympathy for the Royer family. Bruce was one of the first “corporate people” I met at my center soon after arriving in Phx over 20 years ago. I thought at the time, Wow, this is corporate. He’s product knowledge and professional...  more
  • Chalet Fuery
    Royer family, I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the opportunity to work directly with Bruce, but saw him often. He always had a smile on his face and a very calming presence. I remember seeing him at one of the anniversary gatherings, for Kyle I...  more
  • Marcin Bogacz
    Bruce hired me almost 20 years ago, and I had the pleasure of working for him for many of those years. He was always a great leader - calm, optimistic, thoughtful, caring. He put people first and always made time to talk, whether it was work related or...  more
  • Anne Collins-Clark
    Let me preface this by saying, gosh, how can you not cry as you are typing a message for an amazing man like Bruce? So I apologize in advance for any typos since I am crying with blurry tear-vision as I type this, and I was sobbing the day I heard, and I...  more
  • Bruce Arneson
    My sincere sympathies to Bruce's family. I had the pleasure of meeting with Bruce only a couple of times but could tell immediately that he was a kind and knowledgeable individual who had an interest in doing things the right way. I wish that I could...  more
  • Mario Robinson
    To the Royer family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Royer was one amazing person, that had a great impact on my life. He was always there to listen, and he was so considerate and understanding. Great man, great boss, and great leader. He will be...  more
  • Rod Baldwin
    Bruce was a kind and gentle soul. He was able to get his point across without ever being upset or intimidating. At least not that I ever saw. His wife, Renee, is exactly the same way. I was always in awe of the way they handled themselves. I first...  more
  • Phil Larkin
    I only had the pleasure to meet Bruce face-to-face on a couple of times, the last time up in Canada, however I would email Bruce and always received a prompt response. My position on the Quality Assurance Group meant that we would exchange information...  more
  • Kellie Graham
    I had the honor as a TCM of working closely with Bruce in 2000 when MicroTraffic was coming out. He was a great person to work with. He will be missed!!
  • Brad  Shimek
    Bruce always had a way of making you feel like part of the team and your input was valuable. He was a true leader. He will be sorely missed by all. My condolences go out to Renee and wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  • Allan Yang
    Rene, no one can ever replace the amazing person that Bruce was. He's one of the team members gave me a tour of the Towers on my first day at U-Haul. Bruce was always a great role model in our sharing and caring community. What a true inspiration this...  more
  • Elissa Anne
    Words are so hard to put down when there is so much to say. Bruce was nothing short of amazing. He was kind, giving, loving, understanding, open-minded, thoughtful, selfless and so much more. He asked questions to learn about who you were and where you...  more
  • Susan Hanson
    Bruce was one of those rare men who was universally liked, respected and admired. Not only was he a rock for his family, he was a rock for all those who worked with him. Smart, steady and unfailingly kind. A great man and a great loss. I can't help...  more
  • Jamie Lee
    My deepest sympathies to the Royer family for your loss. Bruce was an passionate and caring individual. He always had a smile every time I saw him in the field or in the office. Bruce had a infectious calming persona when things might not be going so...  more
  • Cindy Lycans
    My sincere condolences to the Royer family. Bruce was such a kind person. My first memories of Bruce go back to when I was a GM and called Phoenix for help. Bruce always answered his phone or he always called you back. That was the thoughtful and caring...  more
  • Jared Worsham
    My condolences to the Royer family. Bruce was one of those smiling faces I'll always remember from my time in Phoenix. I've had the pleasure of being able to meet and work with Bruce, Renee, and Chasan and they are all the nicest, most dedicated and...  more
  • Akhila Balaraman
    If I had never met Bruce, I would not be the same person that I am today. I first met Bruce during my interview for an Intern position at U-Haul in May 2007. After two months of internship, he trusted me and offered me a full time position while I was...  more
  • Bob Border
    Bob Border added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Bruce Royer:
  • Gib Johnson
    Gwen and I knew Bruce through the friendship of our two daughters, Kellyn and Ali. Events in Junior High and later High School brought Bruce and I together watching with amazement as our pre-teen and later teenage girls grew and blossomed. Whenever I...  more
  • Paul Barbanti
    My deepest condolences to the entire Royer family. I was shocked to hear the news of Bruce’s passing. I worked with Bruce back in the early 2000’s while I was TCM in 721 company. He would come to my traffic department while testing the new Advanced...  more
  • Bob Border
    I have a lot of wonderful memories of Dad and saw the impact he had on everyone’s lives he touched. That is ever more apparent as I read thru everyone’s wonderful stories and tributes on this forum. Thank you to everyone for sharing your memories...  more
  • Jessica Lopez
    Bruce was a wonderful human being. His smile made my day several times over. He was down to earth, genuine and would give the shirt off his back for anyone. I know I am a better person for knowing him and his beautiful family. They are all cut from the...  more
  • Jessie Dillman Border
    Here in Iowa we are still in shock, it seems unbelievable that Papa Bruce is gone. It just can’t be… he has touched our lives in so many ways. I can still see him napping on our couch, stretching on our floor, and grilling on our grill. In our back...  more
  • Shannon Colman
    Mike and I have had the pleasure of working with the Royer family for decades. We are so very saddened by Bruce’s passing. Dear Renee, and all the Royer bunch, you have our deepest sympathies.

    One of Bruce’s work legacies that the U-Haul News...  more
  • Kim Merow
    My condolences to the Royer family. Bruce has helped me many times in my U-Haul career, from working with him on MicroTraffic to internal audit. I have always admired his quick smile, always willing to say hello and ask how you are doing, and his over...  more
  • Matt Tanzer
    Matt Tanzer added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bruce Royer:
  • Matt Tanzer
    Geri and I are truly sorry for the loss that the Royer family is experiencing. I can’t imagine what they are feeling and they will continue to be in our prayers.

    Bruce Royer was an amazing person all around. He was kind to everybody, he was full of...  more
  • Joseph Dolejs, Jr
    First my heartfelt condolences to the entire Royer family.
    I have Bruce to thank for my career at U-Haul. All the wonderful things being said about Bruce couldn't be more true. He was always approachable and a great example of what a leader should be....  more
  • Curt Reigelsperger
    During my career with U-Haul I have had the pleasure speaking with Bruce numerous times for advice, thoughts, and procedures. He always showed personal interest in the conversations and I felt comfortable and confident seeking his wisdom. This is also...  more
  • Arely Perez
    My most deepest condolences to the Royer family
    In these difficult times I hope you are able to find comfort in these words of hope I’d like to bring to you, May god bless you
  • Hannah Beamer
    Bruce was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I am so sorry to the family. The world was a brighter and better place simply for having him in it.
  • Uma Bellampalli
    Please accept my heart felt condolences. I never personally had a chance to work or interact too much Bruce Royer. I was introduced to him from another team member during a conversation. We had a long length of conversation made me feel leaders of...  more
  • Anil Francis
    Bruce was such a wonderful person and a joy to work with. He was a mentor and never lost his composure under the most stressful situations. He hired me and was a great example of how a manager should be. He would stop and chat every time I saw him around...  more
  • Ryan Pink
    Laurie and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the Royer family.

    I had the privilege of getting to know Bruce when I moved to Phoenix to work in Rates and Distribution. He collaborated with us on Advanced MicroTraffic, which was a...  more