Richard F. Yoder
                             August 31, 1925 -- March 13, 2013

Richard F. Yoder, 87, of Elkhart, died at 7:10 pm, on Wednesday,
March 13, at Golden Living Center, Elkhart. He was born on August
31, 1925, in Niles, MI, to Franklin and LaVelle (Baker) Yoder. In 1947,
he married Kathryne Elizabeth Williams; she died in 1978. Surviving
is a daughter, Kathy (Ron) Gingerich of Wolcottville; four
grandsons and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by his wife, parents and a sister, Vyvyan Larimer. Richard was a
Staff Sergeant in the US Army serving from 1943 to 1946. He had
served as a Medic in Italy. He had been a cookie salesman 30 years
for Salerno Cookie Company, Elkhart and was an animal lover.
Visitation will be from 6:00 - 7:00 pm followed by a memorial service
at 7:00 pm on Thursday March 21, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home,
Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Drew Ryall.
Burial will be in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart. Memorials may be given to
Elkhart County Humane Society.  

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