LEE IVAN YODER, 86, died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Kingston at Dupont Nursing Home, Fort Wayne from complications due to Alzhei mer's disease. Born July 26, 1926, in Belleville, Pa., he was the son of the late Levi and Lydia (Peachey) Yoder. On Oct. 22, 1947, he was united in marriage to Ruth Glick; she preceded him in death in 2007. He was a "Senco Man", selling and servicing nail and staple guns. He was active in North Leo and Central Mennonite churches and Church of the Good Shepherd. Survivors include a daughter, Judy (Vic) Alger of Broadway, Va.; sons, Jerry (Julie) Yoder of Leo and Jess (Helen) Yoder of San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Nick and Katrina Alger, Sarah Spenn, Erin and William Yoder, Katy and Michael Yoder; siblings, Jess Yoder and Mary Kauffman of Belleville, Pa., Tilli Yoder of Harrisonburg, Va., David Yoder of Ronks, Pa., Carrie Kanagy of Washington Boro, Pa. and Sara Gagnon of Germfask, Mich. He was also preceded in death by his wife Ruth; brothers, John, Norman and Elmer; and sister, Minnie Stoltzfus. Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Church of the Good Shepherd, 14717 Amstutz Road, Leo, with visitation on hour prior to the service. Visitation also from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan, 11, 2012, at the church. Burial in Leo Cemetery, Leo. Memorials may be made to Church of the Good Shepherd Missions. Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 9, 2013