Wilfred E. (Willy) Yoder, age 84, of West Liberty, Ohio passed away September 8, 2019 at Green Hills Community in West Liberty.
He was born March 31, 1935, to Elbert and Dorothy (Esch) Yoder who preceded him in death. A brother, Carl Yoder also preceded him in death.
On May 1, 1960, he married Hilda Lehman who survives. He is also survived by his two daughters, Arnita Yoder of Delphos, Ohio and Melinda Yoder of West Liberty; his brothers, Melvin (Mary) Yoder of Bellefontaine, Ohio and Forest (Elizabeth) Yoder of Denver; his sister, Kathy (John) Lowry of West Liberty; a sister-in-law, Flo Yoder of West Liberty and many nieces and nephews.
Willy graduated in 1953 from West Liberty High School. He spent many years as a butcher at Esch’s Meats in West Liberty and was the owner of Yoder Aluminum Products for over fifty years. He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty and was involved in the Youth for Christ/Campus Life program, auctioneered many benefit auctions and played Santa Claus for fifty years.
Willy enjoyed sports and announced football and basketball games for the West Liberty-Salem Tigers. He also enjoyed watching the Reds, Bengals, and Buckeyes.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 3 to 7 P.M. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty and one hour prior to the service at the church Friday, September 13, 2019.
The funeral service will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty with Pastor Rebecca Kauffman officiating.
Burial will follow the funeral service at the Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty.
The family would like to thank the staff at Green Hills Community for the care they gave Wilfred in his final days.
The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.