He was born Feb. 8, 1949 in Aurora to Albert and Mary (Mierau) Kliewer. On Feb. 21, 1969 he was united in marriage to Helen Schell and to this union two children were born. Roy attended schools in Stockham, York and Henderson. Roy and Helen owned and operated the Essan House in Henderson for ten years.
Roy worked for various farmers throughout his life and farmed with his son-in-law and grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Helen of Stockham; one son, Kendall (Tracie Phelps) Kliewer from Sioux Falls S.D.; one daughter, Melissa and her husband Calvin Hiebner of Henderson; six grandchildren, Peyton and Logan Kliewer from Sioux Falls S.D., Derek, Kaci, Jed and Erin Hiebner of Henderson; three brothers, Marlin (Mickey) of Wymore, Orin (Janet) from Aurora, Berdon (Vivian) from Stockham; three sisters, Diane (Lonnie) Salmon from Stockham, Linette (Murray) Jones from Holdrege and Carol (David) Holl from Kearney; two brother-in-laws, Richard (Cheryl) Heftie from Stockham and Doug (Karen) Tessman from Stockham as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Arlyce Heftie and Olene Tessman and one nephew, Dale Heftie.
Graveside services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the Stockham Cemetery in Stockham with the Reverend Paul Nauman officiating. Memorial services will follow at 10:30 a.m., at the Stockham Community Church. Visitation begins after 5 p.m. Thursday at Metz Mortuary in Henderson and continues all day Friday. Roy’s family will greet friends later Friday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the Stockham Community Church or to Grace’s Children’s Home in Henderson.