NEW PARIS — Henry B. Yoder, 91, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning at Greencroft Goshen Healthcare.
He was born Dec. 23, 1921 in Fairview, Mich., to Joe B. and Hannah (Swartz) Yoder.
On Dec. 4, 1949, in Fairview, he married Sarah Troyer.
She survives along with two daughters, Kathleen (Paul) Newcomer, Toto, and Sarie (Ken) Miller, New Paris; a son, Carl (Marcie) Yoder, Roanoke, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Ken Sutter, Clarksville, Mich.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Sutter, a great-grandson, Ryder; five brothers, Jake, Joe, Omer, Ed, and Raymond Yoder; and a sister, Katie Eash.
Mr. Yoder served in Civilian Public Service for three and a half years in Indiana, Ohio, and Montana. He was an area resident since 1964, owning and operating H.B. Yoder Excavating, and a member of Salem Mennonite Church, New Paris.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Wednesday funeral at Salem Mennonite Church. Pastors Paul Newcomer, Terrill Yoder, and Jerry Helmuth will officiate.
Burial will follow at Salem Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Salem Mennonite Missionary Fund.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.