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