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May 4, 2017 Obituaries - Paul E. Yoder 1925 - 2017
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Paul E. Yoder

1925 - 2017

Paul E. Yoder, 91, of Kalona, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Pleasantview Home. A funeral service was held Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Fairview Mennonite Church in rural Kalona, with Pastor Chad Yoder, Conrad Hertzler and John Hershberger officiating. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Pleasantview Home.

Paul E. Yoder was born November 24, 1925 in Kalona, Iowa, the son of Jonas R. and Magdelena (Miller) Yoder. He graduated from Evergreen Rural School. On December 5, 1946 he was united in marriage to Katie Fern Helmuth. Paul was a farmer and also drove a truck for Mullet Trucking for many years.

In his retirement Paul drove the Kalona By-Ways Tour bus and delivered flowers for Of The Earth. Paul enjoyed reading, history, story telling and visiting with people. He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church.

Survivors include six children: Floyd (Sarah) Yoder of Arthur, Ill., Arlene (Robert) Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Gerald Yoder of Louisville, Ky., Loren (Ruth Ann) Yoder of Arthur, Ill., Myron Yoder (Catherine) of Kalona, Verlyn (Deb) Yoder of Kalona; nine grandchildren: Yvonne Pattison, Chad and Michael Yoder, Sheryl Gingerich, Brandon and Grant Yoder, Brooke Yoder, Hannah DeJong and Laura Yoder; 14 great grandchildren; and two brothers: Ed Yoder and Frank (Ada) Yoder of Kalona.

Preceding Paul in death were his parents; his wife: Katie in 2000; brother: David L. Yoder in 2016; half brother: Chris; and two half sisters: Frieda and Mabel.

Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is assisting the family. www.

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