Alvin G. Yoder

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Alvin G. Yoder

July 24, 1923 - February 19, 2019

Alvin G. Yoder Alvin G. Yoder, 95, Goshen, formerly of Millersburg, died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Waterford Crossing Health Center, Goshen, where he had lived the past three months.
He was born July 24, 1923, in Sumner County, Kansas, to Levi M. and Gertrude (Yoder) Yoder.
On Feb. 1, 1945, in Arthur, Illinois, he married Amanda Miller. She died Oct. 4, 2009.
Surviving are four daughters, Brenda (Dan) Bontrager, Doris (John) Schwartz and Shirley (Marlin) Mast, all of Middlebury, and Carol (Junior) Miller, Sarasota, Florida; two sons, Larry (Cindy) Yoder and Ray (Jeanette) Yoder, both of Goshen; 14 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Alvin) Miller, Goshen, and Gertie (Orville) Christner, Wolcottville; and brother, Levi (Pensi) Yoder Jr., Thailand.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son-in-law, Lavern Hochstetler; four sisters, Sara Miller, Anna Troyer, Polly Mast and Edna Troyer; and two brothers, Bill Yoder and Samuel C. Yoder.
Alvin was a farmer his entire life and drove school bus for 31 years for Fairfield Schools. He helped start and was very active with Millersburg Farmers Day, where he and his wife were honored as grand marshals. He was a salesman for Pioneer Seed Corn and had volunteered as a Red Coat for many years at Goshen Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 C.R. 35 Goshen.
There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 27, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Linda Miller and Matt Yoder.
Burial will be at Clinton Frame Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to Clinton Frame Church for mission projects.
Arrangements are with Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Share online condolences at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 21, 2019
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Vickie Lorenz Etsinger
Feb 25, 2019
Sorry to hear about Alvin. Keeping everyone in my prayers. Best bus driver ever!
Millie n Levi Schmucker.
Feb 24, 2019
To the Alvin Yoder family. We r so sorry to all of u for ur loss of Alvin. We will miss seeing him at the ball games. U are lucky to have had him for so long. May Jesus walk beside u all. Millie n Levi Schmucker.
Joan & Austin Yoder
Feb 22, 2019
So sad to hear about Alvin. He was always one of my favorite people and especially my son's too! My son loves the Cubs and I had gotten tickets for us to go on a bus trip to the Cubs, which included me, Austin & a buddy, and my dad A,mos. At the last minute I decided to give my ticket to Alvin. He told us it was his first time going to a professional baseball game, at the age of 82. When they got home that day, Alvin was sitting in the front passenger seat with the biggest smile. He said he had a great time & offered to pay for the ticket. I told him it was his reward for having to drive my butt back & forth to school and then he laughed. I feel lucky to have a very small piece of Alvi...n with me here in New Mexico; one of the footstools he made. Your dad will be greatly missed by many.

Keeping you covered in prayer,

Joan
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Ken and Barb
Feb 22, 2019
Brenda and family we are so sorry for your loss, and you and family our in our prayers. Love you Barb and Ken