Samuel W. Yoder
                         January 18, 1942 -- December 6, 2018

Samuel W. Yoder, 76, of Shipshewana, died at 5:30 am on Thursday,
December 6 at his residence, after a brief battle with cancer. He was
born on January 18, 1942 in LaGrange County, to William D. and
Elizabeth (Bontrager) Yoder. On November 28, 1963, in LaGrange
County, he married Elizabeth Raber; she survives. Survivors in addition
to his wife are five daughters, Arlene (Marlin) Yoder, Alice (Wyman)  
Miller both of Middlebury, LeAnna (Jerry) Bontrager of Topeka, Linda
(Elva) Plank of Arthur, IL, Dorothy (Calvin) Fry of Shipshewana; four
sons, Willard (Laverda) Yoder, Lonnie (Ruby) Yoder both of
Shipshewana, Ferman (Linda) Yoder, Gerald (Marilyn) Yoder both of
Middlebury; son-in-law, Richard (Marilyn, deceased) Bontrager of
LaGrange; 41 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; four brothers,
Daniel (Mary) Yoder of Middlebury, Perry (Verda) Yoder of Goshen,
Mervin (Phyliss) Yoder of Topeka, Melvin (Vera) Yoder of Middlebury;
four sisters, Edna (Henry) Miller of LaGrange, Mary (Orlie) Lambright of
Topeka, Polly (Mose) Yoder of Claire, MI, Mattie (Ezra) Graber of
LaGrange; three half-brothers, Ernest (Anna Mae) Yoder of Middlebury,
Joe Yoder of OH, William (Erma) Yoder of Goshen; half-sister, Ida (Joni)
Swartz of Berne. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter,
Marilyn Bontrager; great-grandson, Lucas Miller; two half-brothers,
Roman and Monroe Yoder. He was a buggy driver for Buggy Line Tours
in Shipshewana and an ordained minister of the Old Order Amish
Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday, December 7 and all
day Saturday, December 8 at the Jay Dee Lehman residence, 8940 West
450 North, Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday,
December 9 also at the Jay Dee Lehman residence. Services will be
conducted by Bishop William R. Bontrager and the home ministers.
Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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