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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1972  W to Z

Yoder, Anna C.;   YODER.- Dan S. Yoder;   ZEHR,  Moses;  

Yoder. - Anna C., daughter of Chris-tian and Lydia (Yoder) Ropp, was born Jan. 29, 1901, and died on Oct. 5, 1972, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, following a lingering illness, at the age of 71 years, 8 months, 6 days. She united with the Old Order Amish Church in her youth and remained faithful to, the end. On Nov. 30, 1920, she was united in mar-riage to Edward G. Yoder near Kalona, Iowa, living in that vicinity all her life.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, six sons, and four daughters. Sylvanus L., Hayward, Wis.; Louis W., Nappanee, Ind.; Alton D., Riverside, Iowa; Chriss R., John Edward, Marvin M., Mrs. Jacob (Viola) Schlabach, Mrs. Eddie J. (Dorothy) Miller, Mrs. Herman E. (Lydia Anna) Miller, all of Kalona, and Edna at home; also 52 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers: Sol C., Joe C.. George C,. and Jeff C,. all of Kalona, and Chriss C. of Jamesport, MO. She was pre-ceded in death by one son, Thomas, one grandchild, one brother and four sisters.
Services were held on Oct. 8, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Schlabach, by William G. Miller of Arthur, Ill. and Truman Miller in the house, and by Lester B. Miller and Tobias J. Miller in the shed. Burial in East Union Cemetery.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, November 1972, p. 249
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

YODER.- Dan S. Yoder, son of Samuel D. and Lena (Hostetler) Yoder, was born near Springs, Pa., on Feb. 27, 1904. He passed away, June 18, 1972, at his home in Kalona, Iowa, on Father's Day, after a lingering illness, at the age of 68 years, 3 months, and 22 days.
In his youth he accepted Christ w Saviour -and Lord. After moving to Iowa in 1926, he united with the Upper Deer Creek Conservative Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member at the time of his death.
On Nov. 9, 1930, he was united in marriage to Fannie Beachy.
His departure from this life was in peace, yet he leaves to mourn his depar-ture, his companion, 4 sons, Delmar Ray, Madison; Wis.; Ezra James, Hesston, Kan-sas; Robert Daniel, Iowa City, Iowa; Ray-mond Jay, Kalona, Iowa; and 3 daughters, Velma Irene, Erma Mae (Mrs. Mike Edwards) both of Iowa City; and Gloria Faye, Wichita, Kan.; and 8 grandchildren. Also 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Eli S. Yoder, Kalona; Lena (Mrs. Jake Gingerich). Clark, Mo.; Nettie M. Yoder, Springs, Pa.; and Jacob S. Yoder, Salisbury, Pa.
Brother Dan will be remembered for his kindness and patience and his interest in seeing the advance of the Kingdom of God, and he enjoyed and spent consider-able time in the work of the church.
Funeral services were held on June 21 at the Upper Deer Creek Church with burial in the church ceme-tery.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, August 1972, p. 177
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

ZEHR- Moses Zehr was born in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada, on  Sept. 18, 1892. Died March 14, 1972, in K.W. Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Can; at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 26 days, after a brief illness.
In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized in the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to the end.
On Jan. 8, 1918, he was married to Fanny Lichti, who predeceased him on March 5, 1965. He is survived by 4 sons, John and Jacob of R. 1, Millbank, Ont., Norman of Brunner, Ont, and Elmer of Kitchener, Ont.; 4 daughters, Emma (wife of Allen Wagler) and Esther (wife of Ohmer Jantzi) of R. 1, Wellesley, Ont., Mary (wife of Amos Gerber) and Laura of R. 1, Millbank, Ont. Also 4 brothers, David and Jacob of R. 1. Millbank, Ont., Aaron of Lewis County, New York, Amos of R. 3, Wellesley, Ont., 1 sister, Mrs. Barbara Noftsier of Lewis County, New York. 36 grandchildren and 1 great -grand-child. He was preceded in death by one sister and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite meeting house on March 17, conducted by Noah Gerber of the home congregation and Noah Peachey and Alvin Peachey of Belleville, Penna. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, May 1972, p. 105
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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