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Katie J. Yoder, 87, Nappanee, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at her residence.
She was born June 14, 1930, in Bremen, to John A. and Sarah (Miller) Borkholder.
On April 2, 1953, she married Levi E. Yoder in Bremen. He preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1998.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
She is survived by her sons, Glenn (Cara) Yoder, Nappanee, Richard (Beth) Yoder and Perry (Clara) Yoder, both of Bremen, and Harley (Diane) Yoder, Nappanee; daughters, Sarah (Jerry) Schmucker and Anna Yoder, both of Nappanee; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Malinda (Mahlon) Bontrager, Bremen, Ruby (Albert) Yoder, Bourbon, and Irene (Eli) Lehman, Milford; brothers, Eli (Clara) Borkholder, Bremen, Eddie (Elnora) Borkholder and John Henry (Rosanna) Borkholder, both of Nappanee, Larry (Etta) Borkholder, Milford; sisters-in-law, Edna (Gilbert) Borkholder, Topeka, MaryEllen (Tobias) Borkholder, Bremen, and Sharon (Noah) Schrock, Montana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi; brothers, Roman, Gilbert, Tobias and Leroy Borkholder; brother-in-law, Mahlon Bontrager; and sister-in-law, Bertha Borkholder.
Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and all day Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Jerry Schmucker residence, 6044 W. 1350 North, Nappanee. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Richard Yoder residence, 1128 Fourth Road, Bremen. The home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Burial will follow at Weldy Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on November 16, 2017
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