Monroe Edward Yoder
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83 of Sugarcreek died Monday, March 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health. He was born Feb. 10, 1931 in New Philadelphia to the late Mannasses R. and Edna (Mullet) Yoder. He worked for Sugarcreek Farmers Equity for 23 years, Eureka Machine Shop for 20 years and Sugarcreek McDonald's for 13 years. He was a member of Sugarcreek First Mennonite Church and did his 2 years of volunteer service at Massillon City Hospital. He was an EMT with Swiss Valley Ambulance for 26 years, a member of the former Shanesville Fire Dept. and a lifetime member of Sugarcreek Fire Dept. where he served as Captain for 12 years and retired at the age of 65. Monroe was a member of the Kustom Kemps Car Club, Amateur Radio Club for 46 years, enjoyed photography for many years and was a 9 gallon Blood Donor.
He is survived by his wife, the former Viola "Vi" Miller, whom he married Nov. 2, 1957; his three sons, Craig A (Carole) Yoder of Baltic, Todd W. (Teresa) Yoder of Sugarcreek and Eric R. Yoder of Sugarcreek and his friend, Lisa Gianettino; five grandchildren, Justin Yoder, Tara Yoder, Andrea Yoder, Bree Yoder and Kyle Yoder; seven sisters, Elsie (Owen) Schrock and Lovina (Andy) Mullet, both of Sugarcreek, Rebecca (John) Miller of Millersburg, Betty (Eli) Miller of Dover, Ora (Roman) Miller of Sugarcreek, Edna (Owen) Hochstetler of Williamsfield, Ohio and Diane (Ervin) Miller of Dover; and brother-in-law, Bert Schlabach of Sugarcreek. In addition to his parents, he is preceded by his sister, Emma Schlabach; his brother, Mel Yoder and sister-in-law, Mary Yoder.
Services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek with Rev. Jayne Byler officiating. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday from 10-11 at the First Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek. Firefighters Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Church. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek. Memorials may be made to the First Mennonite Church PO Box 250 Sugarcreek, OH 44681.
Smith-Varns Funeral Home
1018 W Main St
Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Published in The Times Reporter on Mar. 18, 2014