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January 4, 2018 Arlin David Yoder
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1937 - 2017

Arlin David Yoder, 80, of Williamsburg, Iowa, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at West Union Mennonite Church in rural Parnell. Pastor Marcia Yoder-Schrock will officiate. Burial will be in the West Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Memorial gifts may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or Association of Mennonite Benevolence (AMB), which promotes dignity and Life in Jesus. (Brazil).

Arlin was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Washington, Iowa, to Oren and Mary Kate (Blosser) Yoder.

Arlin and Mary Lou were missionaries in Brazil for 15 years with Mennonite Mission Network. He pastored churches in Missouri, Arkansas, Brazil, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Arlin’s missionary work was highlighted by helping with the construction of the Menno Simons School in Araguacema, leadership of the Mennonite Youth Camps, serving as treasurer for the Association of Evangelical Mennonite Churches and construction of the Mennonite Church sanctuaries in Sao Carlos and Jundiai.

Later in life, he drove motor coach for Kincaid, Wichita, Kan., and Windstar, Carroll, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Mary Lou, of Williamsburg; two sons: Douglas (Leann) of Pryor, Okla. and Kevin (Rebecca) of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren: Christina (Stephen) Arruda, Laura (Chris) Paul, Nathan (Katherine) Yoder, Leah (Jon) Arnold, Zach (Rachel) Yoder; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Eldon (Phyllis) Yoder of Wellman and Darvin (Martha) Yoder of Wellman; and a sister: Aldeen (Eugene) Wenger of Harrisonburg, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and two great-grandsons: Noah and Simon.

Powell Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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