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Henry H. Yoder

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HENRY YODER Henry H. Yoder, 91, of Souderton, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Souderton Mennonite Homes, where he had lived for 9 years. He and his wife, Margaret A. (Yocum) Yoder, were married nearly 64 years. Born in Hilltown Township, he was one of nine children born to the late Paul F. and Katie R. (Hunsicker) Yoder. Henry graduated from Souderton High School, class of 1938. Henry entered the Army Air Force in 1942, serving his country during WWII as a Technical Sgt. in the 361st Fighter Squadron, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He and his father operated the Souderton Railway Express Agency, and following that, Mr. Yoder was a sales representative for E.A. Dages, Montgomeryville. He was a long-time active member of Zwingli United Church of Christ, Souderton, where he was chairman of the building committee for the Wile Avenue church that was dedicated in 1964. He enjoyed hunting, bowling and spending his summers with family and friends at Camp Oaks, along the Unami Creek. In addition to his wife, Margaret, he is survived by four children, H. Scott Yoder and wife, Deborah, of Easton, MD, Jane Y. Saurman and husband, Richard B., of Green Lane, Bob Yoder and wife, Bonnie, of Spring Mount, and Tom Yoder and wife, Betsy, of Knoxville, TN; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; seven siblings, Ruth Kilburn of Davenport, IA, George Yoder and wife, Vivian, of Allentown, Mildred Hatt of San Antonio, TX, Charles Yoder and wife, Louise, of Telford, Marie Wenner of Martinsburg, Betty Reiff and husband, Bob, of Tucson, AZ, and Jim Yoder and wife, Ann, of Port St. Lucie, FL. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Paul who died in combat during WWII. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service Saturday Feb. 4, at 11AM at Zwingli United Church of Christ, 350 Wile Ave., Souderton, PA 18964, where the family will greet friends from 10 to 11AM. Burial will be private at Zion Memorial Gardens. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Yoder's name to the Building Fund of the church at the above address. On line condolences may be made to the family at www.williamsbergeykoffelfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Inc. Telford, (Franconia Twp.).

Published in The Reporter on Feb. 2, 2012
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