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Dean Allen Yoder, 83

KOKOMO — Dean Allen Yoder, 83, died at 9:27 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012, at Community Howard Regional Hospital. He was born January 15, 1929, in Goshen, the son of Paul and Olive (Kalb) Yoder. On November 19, 1948 in Chalmers, he married Lula Mae (Guard) Yoder, who preceded him in death January 19, 2006.

Dean was a 1947 graduate of Chalmers High School. He had worked in farming before going to work at Chrysler. Dean retired from Chrysler in 1994 after nearly 30 years of service. He was an active member of Crossroads Community Church. He was actively involved in music ministry in the local nursing homes and enjoyed golf.

Dean is survived by his three children, Pam Yoder Rhine (Sam), of Fishers, Candee Nustra (Jerry), of Wauconda, Ill., Todd Yoder (Kay), of Camden; eight grandchildren: Drew Rhine, Amy Rhine Clark, Jon Nustra, Lindsay Nustra Karnats, Chad Yoder, Carrie McIlrath, Nic Yoder, Lori Wolf; nineteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, his twin, Dane Yoder, of Dayton, Don Yoder, of Brookston, Dennis Yoder, of Sacramento, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Doug Yoder; one sister, Eloise Lucas; and one brother, Devon Yoder.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Crossroads Community Church, 4254 S. County Road 00 East West, with Pastor Jeff Harlow officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery at Flora. Friends are invited to call from 4-8 Wednesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Community Church. Messages of condolences may be left online at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2012
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