He was born in Wayne County on May 26, 1935 to the late Adam E. and Lydian D. (Kaufman) Yoder and married Barbara A. Yoder on September 26, 1957. She died November 18, 1993. On May 21, 1995, he married Ada L. Hershberger. She survives.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church where he was ordained a Deacon in 1977.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Jerry (Linda) Yoder of Fredericksburg, Norman (Esther) Yoder of Patriot, Leon (Linda) Yoder of Fredericksburg, Andrew (Miriam) Yoder of Millersburg and Elmina (Robert) Miller of Dundee; 32 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sisters, Fannie (Isaac) Keim of Apple Creek and Arie (Aden) Raber of Wilmot; a sister-in-law, Lydia Yoder of Millersburg; and a brother-in-law, Alfred (Dora) Miller of Apple Creek.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Dan, Harry, Eli and Roman; and sisters, Mary Hershberger, Malinda Yoder, Edna Yoder, Katie Miller, Anna Miller and Sarah Mast.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:00 AM at the Willis Miller residence, 8457 CR 77, Fredericksburg, with Bishop Leroy E. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Yoder Cemetery, Salt Creek Township, Holmes County. Friends may call anytime at the Willis Miller residence.
Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.