Harold E. “Yogi” Yoder
September 23, 1942 ‒ May 12, 2015
Harold E. “Yogi” Yoder, age 72, of Fredericktown, died Tuesday morning, May 12, 2015, at Morrow Manor in Chesterville.
Yogi was born on September 23, 1942 in Hutchinson, KS, the son of the late Mose Jacob and Verba Elizabeth (Troyer) Yoder. He served in the U.S. Army in 1963.
On December 24, 1972 he married the love of his life, Pansy Ilene Keen at the North Woodbury Free Will Baptist Church. They lovingly shared the last 42 years together.
For many years, Yogi worked for Hi-Lo out of Butler and delivered travel trailers all over the U.S. He later retired from Hi-Stat in Lexington.
A man of great faith, he was a member of the Pines Christian Church.
Yogi loved being outdoors, especially fishing at Kokosing Lake and in Canada. He also enjoyed being outside in the middle of a good thunderstorm.
Yogi was very skilled with his hands and loved woodworking and fixing anything he was able to. He also built racing mowers and was fascinated with trains and planes.
He and Pansy enjoyed casinos and took many trips to Windsor and The Meadows in PA.
Yogi will be remembered as a caring, hardworking man who loved his family and God.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Pansy, of Fredericktown; three daughters: Tina Hill of Johnsville, Nicole Yoder and Whitney Waits, both of Fredericktown; five grandchildren: Zacharia Hill, Isaiah Hill, Shanta Lewis, Adrianna Hill, Clarissa Lewis; 2 great grandchildren: Annaleah Hill, Payton Waits; a brother, Vaden; and three sisters: Shirley, Leota, and Kristy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert, and two sisters, Karen and Mary.
Services celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Pines Christian Church, 6775 U.S. Route 42, Mount Gilead, OH 43338, with Tim Schlaegel, Minister Pines Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery with military honors provided by the active duty U.S. Army, VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87.
Rather than flowers, Yogi’s family asks that memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve the Yoder family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.