Herbert L. Yoder
September 13, 1924 -- November 16, 2014
Herbert L. Yoder, 90, of Goshen, died at 1:50 am on Sunday, November 16, at
IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born on September 13, 1924 in Elkhart
County, to Ordo and Lela (Buzzard) Yoder. On May 5, 1945 he married Edna
Troyer, she died June 5, 1998. On April 24, 1999 in Elkhart County he married
Anna (Riegsecker) Miller, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are a
daughter, Lori (Clifford) Yoder of Glendale, AZ; four sons, Delvon (Shirley)
Yoder of Goshen, Craig (Nancy) Yoder of Fort Wayne, Byron (Becky) Yoder
and Gary (Lisa) Yoder both of Goshen; step daughter, Bonnie (Woodrow)
Bailey of Goshen; two step sons, Don (Janet) Miller of Michigan City, Dean
(Rhea) Miller of Middlebury; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, five
step grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce
Leinbach of Markle, IN and Lois Dickmeyer of Fort Wayne, IN. He was
preceded in death by his first wife, parents, a sister, Carol Yoder, a brother,
Howard Yoder. He was a member of North Goshen Mennonite Church for
many years and currently a member of First Mennonite Church in Middlebury.
He was well known as a pitcher for fast-pitch softball and had been a truck
driver for fifty years. He had enjoyed celebrating his 90th birthday with his
family in September. Visitation will be from 2:00 -4:00 and 6:00 -8:00 pm
Friday, November 21, at First Mennonite Church, 203 E. Lawrence
Middlebury. There will be a private graveside service prior to the 1:00 pm
Memorial Service on Saturday November 22, at First Mennonite Church,
Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Kent Miller. Burial will be in
Violett Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to First Mennonite Church
or IU Health Goshen Hospice and Palliative care.
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Sending prayers and heartfelt comfort to you at this challenging time and
recent loss of your Father. A wonderful family and fun loving man is what I
remember from Yoder gatherings, those in Leo too.
Herbert, a nephew to my Grandma Eva and 1st cousin of my Mother Jean, we
send love and blessings.
From: Beth (Stuckey) Seitz & Mrs. L. Jean Stuckey
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Our deepest condolence to you Ann. Herbert was a wonderful person and
you two had some wonderful years together. You are forever in our hearts
From: Debbie and Kara
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Byron /Becky so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please accept
our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire
From: Dan & Pat Sabedra (NBC)
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Dear Children of Herb Yoder,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your dear
father. I have fond memories of Herb and Edna and you children when
Carmen and I were both attending East Goshen Mennonite Church back in
the 50's. On Sunday mornings you would all march like soldiers down the
isle to the front pew in your suits and ties. You were always well
behaved no matter how long the sermon was by Paul Miller or Ray Keim.
I appreciated working with Craig and Nancy at Glendale Mennonite
back in the 80's, especially when the big sanctuary was built. I also
enjoyed meeting Byron and Becky at Waterford Mennonite when we visited
Goshen. Craig and Byron look like identical twins to me.
May God grant you a special measure of comfort and strength in the
days ahead. You have our sympathy.
Blessings, Louie and Marilyn Lehman
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I always enjoyed Herb and his big smile. Herb was a fine Christian gentleman
and a good kind person. He was one fine pitcher and could dominate a
softball game on the mound. I got to see many of his games and played on
some as well. Our sympathies to all the family who we have had the privilege
of knowing over the many years.
From: Bob & Barbara Steury