Alvin G. Yoder
                                    July 24, 1923 -- February 19, 2019

Alvin G. Yoder, 95, of Goshen, formerly of Millersburg, died at 6:50 pm on
Tuesday, February 19, at Waterford Crossing Health Center, Goshen, where
he had lived the past three months. He was born on July 24, 1923 in Sumner
County, KS, to Levi M. and Gertrude (Yoder) Yoder. On February 1, 1945 in
Arthur, IL he married Amanda Miller, she died October 4, 2009. Surviving are
four daughters, Brenda (Dan) Bontrager, Doris (John) Schwartz, Shirley
(Marlin) Mast all of Middlebury and Carol (Jr.) Miller of Sarasota, FL; two
sons, Larry (Cindy) Yoder and Ray (Jeanette) Yoder all of Goshen; 14
grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, several
step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Alvin) Miller of Goshen and
Gertie (Orville) Christner of Wolcottville; a brother, Levi (Pensi) Yoder Jr. of
Thailand. He was preceded in death by parents; wife; son in law, Lavern
Hochstetler; four sisters, Sara Miller, Anna Troyer, Polly Mast and Edna
Troyer; two brothers, Bill Yoder and Samuel C. Yoder. Alvin was a farmer his
entire life and drove school bus for 31 years in the Fairfield School System.
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 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on
Tuesday, February 26, at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 CR 35 Goshen. There
will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on
Wednesday also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Linda
Miller and Matt Yoder. Burial will be in Clinton Frame Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to Clinton Frame Church for mission projects.  


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We loved getting to know Alvin the past few years and sometimes sharing
Sunday lunches with he and the family. We know he is at peace now and
probably will try to figure out how he can get his van back to drive Amish
even in heaven!
From: Bill and Barb
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Alvin is remembered for the many candy bars he bought for my 2 daughters
when wed see him at the Handy Pantry.
From: LaVerda Bechtel
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Prayers for your family. Alvin was a great guy, and many will miss him. Just
know he is reunited with your mom in heaven! Love you!
From: Tim & Laurie Bontreger
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Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
From: Jerry and Shari Nofziger
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When we shared with our three grown children the news of the passing of
their beloved bus driver of #17, Alvin, they immediately responded with their
fond memories. All three recalled the way he "slammed his palm into that
rickety gear shifter". Other memories were his country music playing on the
bus and the high school boys being able to help push the bus when stuck in
the snow! Alvin's life was well lived and touched so many! He will be missed!
From: Gary & Rose Ann Whirledge
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Many fond memories of Alvin. I can picture Alvin, my Dad David C. Troyer,
Floyd Miller and Raymond Mast telling stories and laughing. I hope it
comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your
dad. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed.
From: Harley D. Troyer
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I am so sorry for your loss. Alvin and my youngest grandson struck up a
special friendship when we would meet him at the Village Inn. We admired
Alvin's spirit, and I know he will be greatly missed.
From: Mary Owens
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