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David W. Yoder, 97, Elkhart, died at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at his residence.
He was born March 23, 1920, in Elkhart County, to Harvey N. and Eliza (Newcomer) Yoder.
He married Florence M. (Stauffer) Yoder Jan. 1, 1942. She died Jan. 1, 2007.
Surviving are daughters, Rosemary (Thomas) Detwiler, Spencer, Wisconsin, Eileen (Raymond) Miller, Goshen, Marilyn R. Yoder, Mishawaka, Judy A. Yoder, Versailles, Ohio; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Merrill Yoder, Mishawaka (formerly of Wakarusa); and sister, Miriam Wenger, Goshen.
Preceding him in death are his parents; wife; brothers, Paul, Ivan, Earl and Carl Yoder; and sister, Emma Hart.
David was a 1938 graduate of Wakarusa High School and 1942 graduate of Goshen College with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. He had a graduate degree from Notre Dame in science.
He was a school teacher of math and science in Nappanee, Bristol, Elkhart Central and also was an audio-visual teacher at Elkhart Area Career Center, where he retired in 1982.
David was a member of Olive Mennonite Church, where he was church historian, Sunday school teacher and ran audio-visual for services. He enjoyed fishing and traveling with his family all over the country.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service Friday, Oct. 27, at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3, Elkhart. Pastors Kevin and Sharon Yoder will officiate.
Burial will follow at Olive (East) Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Olive Mennonite Church.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com
Published on October 25, 2017
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