Daniel M. Yoder, 68, of Madison, Ind., died on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at his son’s home in Phoenix, Ariz., surrounded by his loving family. His incredible sense of humor kept the entire family laughing until the end.
He was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Three Rivers, Mich., the son of Moses and Barbara Yoder. He enjoyed many years as preacher of Madison Mennonite Fellowship Church. He valued the time spent with his family more than anything. He enjoyed hunting with his brothers and sons, fishing at his pond with his grandchildren, and fussing over his cows. You could frequently catch him talking to both his fish and his cows.
Daniel is survived by his mother, Barbara of Nottawa, Mich.; sons and their wives, Glendon and Deb Yoder, LeLand and Sharon Yoder, Lyle and Debbi Yoder, all from Phoenix, Ariz.; Jason and Jacklynn Yoder from Madison, Ind.; brothers, Moses Yoder, Jr., Ray Yoder, John Yoder; sisters, Anna Miller and Mary Ellen Geigley; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise; his father; and great-granddaughter.
Viewing will be held at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main Street, Middlebury, Ind., on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, from 2– 4: p.m. and 6– 8 p.m.
Memorial service will be held at Fair Haven Amish Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4, Goshen, Ind., on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com