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Alvin W. Yoder

July 28, 1944 - August 14, 2013

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Alvin W. Yoder, 69, of Rushsylvania, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 6:27 A.M. at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio.

He was born July 28, 1944, in Stark County Ohio to the late Wallace V. and Ida Ellen (Zook) Yoder. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Yoder.

On May 6, 1965, he married the former Leora Jean Miller in Stark County Ohio, and she survives along with three sons, Owen (Doretta) Yoder of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Edwin (Gloria) Yoder of Weatherby, Missouri, and Eldon (Emily) Yoder of Rushsylvania; two daughters, Ruby Ann (Jacob) Eicher of Belvedere, Tennessee and Nancy Lee (Marvin) Helmuth of Rushsylvania; four brothers, Ervin (Louise) Yoder of Cottage Grove, Tennessee, Elmer (Delilah) Yoder of Hartville, Ohio, John Henry (Arlene) Yoder of Hartville, Ohio and Vernon (Mary Margaret) Yoder of Roodhouse, Illinois; two sisters, Mary Ellen Wagler of Cottage Grove, Tennessee and Martha (Alfred) Gringerich of Manton, Michigan, and twenty grandchildren.

Alvin was a member of the Belle Center Amish Church and served as a minister for forty two years.

Calling hours are Thursday, August 15, 2013, from 6 to 9 P.M. and Friday, August 16, 2013, from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 9 P.M. at the Marvin Helmuth residence 9063 US 68 N in Rushsylvania, Ohio, where Bishop David Yoder will officiate the 9:00 A.M. funeral service Saturday, August 17, 2013. Interment will be in the Belle Center Amish Cemetery.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring and Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center, Ohio assisted the family with the arrangements.


Born: July 28, 1944
Death: August 14, 2013
Place of Death: Lima, OH USA


Leora Jean (Miller) Yoder, Spouse
Owen (Doretta) Yoder, Son
Edwin (Gloria) Yoder, Son
Eldon (Emily) Yoder, Son
Ruby Ann (Jacob) Eicher, Daughter
Nancy Lee (Marvin) Helmuth, Daughter
Ervin (Louise) Yoder, Brother
Elmer (Delilah) Yoder, Brother
John Henry (Arlene) Yoder, Brother
Vernon (Mary Margaret) Yoder, Brother
Mary Ellen Wagler, Sister
Martha (Alfred) Gringerich, Sister

Preceded in Death By

Wallace V. Yoder, Father
Ida Ellen (Zook) Yoder, Mother
Leroy Yoder, Brother


Calling Hours

Thursday August 15, 2013, 6 PM - 9 PM at Marvin Helmuth residence
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Calling Hours

Friday August 16, 2013, 2-4 PM - 6-9 PM at Marvin Helmuth residence
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Funeral Service

Saturday August 17, 2013, 9 AM at Marvin Helmuth residence
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