Ronald L.  Yoder


Ronald L. Yoder, 70, Sarasota, Florida, died Feb. 28, at Ellenton Hospice House.
He was born in Goshen, Indiana, and grew up in Middlebury, Indiana. Ron and his wife moved to Sarasota five years ago.
Ron graduated from Middlebury High School in 1966. He attended Goshen College and graduated from Purdue University in 1970. He was a farmer and a partner of Goshen Livestock Auction until 1985. Ron then worked in sales until his retirement.
He was active in sports all his life, especially basketball, softball and golf. He was a ranger at a Sarasota Golf Club. Ron was a man with lots of humor who enjoyed life, family, friends and neighbors. He was a member of the Mennonite church all his life.
Ron is survived by his wife of 45 years, Reidun Yoder, from Oslo, Norway; his children, Russell Yoder and Robin Myrvold, both residing in Norway; grandchildren, Susanna, Benjamin, Michelle and Kasper; and his sisters, Laverda McGowen and Luetta Culp.
Services will take place Thursday, March 7, at Sarasota Community Church at 2 p.m. Visitation with the family will be from 1-2 p.m. An ice cream social will follow the service.
A memorial service will take place in Middlebury July 20, time to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ron's memory to Hospice.
Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home, Wiegand Chapel, Sarasota, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published on March 5, 2019
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Linda miller( hostess at Essenhaus)
Mar 07, 2019
I'm so sorry about the loss of Ron! Our prayers are with you Riedun & your family as you grieve ! May God wrap His arms around you & give you peace! ((Hugs))