Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

March 8, 2014

LeRoy ‘Pete’ O. Yoder

LeRoy ‘Pete’ O. Yoder

Dec. 4, 1929-March 7, 2014

ELKHART — LeRoy “Pete” O. Yoder, 84, formerly of C.R. 11 Goshen, died Friday afternoon at Greenleaf Living Center, Elkhart.

He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Elkhart County, to Flawn and Anna (Hunsberger) Yoder.

On March 23, 1946, he married Virginia E. “Ginny” Rich in Elkhart. She died Jan. 4, 2011.

He is survived by three daughters, Vicki L. Martin, Atlanta, Ga., Sally J. Yoder, Peru, and Sherry K. (Terry) Large, Elkhart; a son, Kenneth (Jodi) Yoder, Union, Mich.; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a sister, Ella May Stickel, Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Jeannette Edwards.

He owned and operated Pete Yoder Excavating and Bulldozing for more than 40 years.

An active member at Dunlap United Methodist Church, he volunteered for many church activities. He enjoyed spending time fishing, entertaining grandchildren, and gardening with special attention to over 900 tulips. He and Ginny spent happy times wintering in Florida, along with trips to Hawaii and Alaska.

Friends may call Tuesday from 1 until the 3 p.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Dr. Joe Smith, Dunlap United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow at a later date at Frame Cemetery, Elkhart.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Dunlap United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be shared with family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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