February 4, 1938 -- August 11, 2017
Alton Yoder, 79, of Goshen, died at 4:25 pm on Friday, August 11 at his residence after
a short battle with cancer and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He was born on February 4,
1938 near Shipshewana, son of Noah J. and Mattie J. (Yoder) Yoder. On May 21, 1961
in Nappanee, he married his best friend, Dorothy Mae Mullet; she survives. Survivors
in addition to his wife are daughter, Doreen (Lynn) Hershberger of Middlebury; two
sons, Arlin (Rhonda) Yoder of Middlebury, Tony (Carole) Yoder of Graham, NC; nine
grandchildren: Kristin (Greg) Yoder, Stephanie Hershberger, Heidi (Joshua) Holman,
Eric Hershberger, Joshua Yoder, Jonathon Yoder, Jason Yoder, Darin Yoder, Alice
Yoder; two great-grandchildren: Braxton and Natalie Yoder; four sisters, Susan (Levi)
Lambright, Katie (Monroe) Yoder, Dorothy (Isaac) Borkholder, Edna (Alva) Miller; three
brothers, Menno (Alice) Yoder, Daniel (Viola) Yoder, Amzie (Mae) Yoder; sister-in-law,
Louise Yoder. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Emma Yoder; and
two brothers, Ervin and LeRoy Yoder. Alton worked at Honeyville Metal, Starcraft RV,
and Miller’s Building Supply. He enjoyed spending the winters in Sarasota, FL. He was
a member of Gideons International. Alton loved his family and enjoyed golfing, biking,
bocce ball, and woodworking. Alton accepted Jesus as Lord of his life at the age of 18
and has been a member of Townline Mennonite Church for 61 years. Visitation will be
from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 15 at Miller-Stewart Funeral
Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury, and one hour prior to the 10:00 am funeral
service on Wednesday, August 16 at Townline Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.
Services will be conducted by Pastors Dean Yoder and James Yoder. Burial will be in
Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to The Gideons or World
Missionary Press. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
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May his grace and daily presence be a comfort to you Dorothy.. My sister Miriam just
sent word that Al had died.. Did not recall that he was very close in age to me..
Although I have not seen either one of for a long time .. I have fond memories of both
of you, love and prayers...
From: Ruby Nissley