May 10, 1929 -- November 7, 2019
Pete A. Yoder, 90, of Middlebury, went home to be with his Lord
and Savior while surrounded by his family at 10:39 pm on
Thursday, November 7, at Courtyard of Goshen.  He was born on
May 10, 1929 in Middlebury to Ira and Ola (Mishler) Yoder. On
September 30, 1951 in Goshen he married Florence Ramer, she
survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Dennis
(Jennifer) Yoder and Dana Yoder; daughter, Beth (Frank) Fisher; all
of Middlebury; five grandchildren, Jared, Jenna, Emily, Ethan and
Ella; one great grandson, Jaxx Fisher; brother, Merritt (Rose)
Yoder of Venice, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents;
three sisters, Kathryn Kilmer, Norma Mishler, Lois Yoder; two
brothers, Golan and Ralph Yoder. Pete had worked as an
electrician in his younger years and as a farmer for most of his life.
He had been an active member for many years of the former Forks
Mennonite Church, now the Middlebury Community Church of the
Nazarene. He had a true love for the Lord and was known as the
spiritual leader of his family. As a young man he served his IW
service in Mississippi. He enjoyed traveling, especially with his
family. He was a massage therapist for 15 years. Music was an
important part of his life. Pete and Florence gave many music
programs with their children and grandchildren and Pete was a
member of the Crusaders Quartet for 25 years. He was a loving
and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. The family would
like to thank Courtyard Healthcare and Elara Caring Hospice for
their compassion and the loving care that they provided to Pete
and his family. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Monday
November 11, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. There
will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral
service on Tuesday, November 12, at Middlebury Community
Church of the Nazarene. Services will be conducted by Pastors
Gary Sheets, Eugene Bontrager and Phil Yoder. Burial will be in
Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to
Middlebury Community Church of the Nazarene.  Online
condolences may be offered at

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Sorry to hear about the passing of Pete. Although I haven't seen
him in years, I recall spending many hours as a youth helping him
with summer farm projects. He was my neighbor and farmed our
family farm. I thought it was a great day when he raised my hay
bailing pay to $1.50/ hr. He was a great guy!

From:  Dr. Craig A. Miller
Pete A. Yoder