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RAY L. YODER, 83, formerly of Grabill, Ind., died Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Davis County, Ind., on Feb. 14, 1938, he was a son of the late Rev. Ralph and Barbara Ellen "Ella" (Knepp) Yoder. He married Eleanor Bauman on Aug. 26, 1956 in Leo, Ind. Ray was a farmer and cabinet maker with Harlan Cabinets, a member of North Leo Mennonite Church where he taught Sunday School for over 40 years. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Yoder of Harlan, Ind.; sons, Tim (Kathleen) Yoder of Harlan, Ind., and Mark (Marcy) Yoder of Ft. Collins, Colo.; five grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; siblings, Orpha (Ray) Eicher of Hicksville, Ohio, Joyce (Jesse) Miller of Fort Wayne, Sharon (Eldon) Delagrange of Spencerville, Ind., Lester (Renee) Yoder of Oklahoma City, Okla., Bob (Naomi) Yoder of Hicksville, Ohio, and Larry (Chris) Yoder of Hicksville, Ohio; and brother-in-law, Gary Johnson of Woodburn, Ind. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Zach Elliott Newcomer; and siblings, Ralph (Louetta) Yoder Jr., Barb Johnson, and Carolyn Yoder. Public viewing is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at North Leo Mennonite Church, 15419 SR 1 Leo, Ind. A private family viewing and service will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the church. To watch the service livestream, visit North Leo Mennonite Church on YouTube. For the safety of the family and funeral home staff, social distancing and face masks will be required per request of the family. Burial in Leo Memorial Park Cemetery, Leo Ind. Memorials to North Leo Mennonite Church- Missions, 15419 SR 1 Leo, IN 46765. Arrangements by Carnahan - Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville, Ind. To view an online obituary and sign the guestbook, visit www.cbwfuneralhome.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 18, 2021.
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February 20, 2021
Eleanor: Our hearts go out to you with the loss of such a great man. I remember his smile and his sense of humor. Ray has traveled his last mile, but he will be watching over you and his family. We grieve in his going home, but know that you will have wonderful memories. God bless you all!
Bill & Judy Bauman
February 20, 2021
Bill & Judy Bauman
February 18, 2021
Eleanor and family, I am so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. He was like a second brother to me and our family. He was always available if any of us needed help. He was a great employee for my dad and for Bob in their businesses. You have my sympathy for his passing.
Joanne Beerbower
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