John H. Yoder, 84, of Edon, died at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center, where he was a patient.
Mr. Yoder operated the Pettisville Garage from 1 9 5 1 – 1 9 7 8 and then worked for the Edon Hardware from 1978 until his retirement.
He served as a volunteer fireman with the Florence Township Fire Department, and was a member of the NRA.
He was also known as a “Jack of All Trades” because he could make or fix anything that was given to him.
John Henry Yoder was born on Aug. 19, 1926, in Farmer Township of Defiance County, Ohio, the son of Clemant and Barbara (Mast) Yoder.
He married Penny Quigley- Schultz on June 22, 1973, in Brooklyn, Mich., and she survives.
He is also survived by seven children, Bruce (Deborah) Yoder, of Richmond, Va., Duane (Rachel) Yoder, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Erica (Bryan) Prough, of Goshen, Ind., Charlene (Keith) Barr, of Elkhorn, W. Va., Susan, (Tom) Kreger, of St. Peters, Mo., Anita (Ken) Gochenauer, of Saranac Lake, N.Y., Doug (Arda) Yoder, of Oshkosh, Wis.; two stepchildren, Twig (Jeff) Walkup, of Coldwater, Mich., and Rick Schultz, of Edgerton; 19 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Steven Yoder, of Homeworth, Ohio, and Nelson Yoder, of Pettisville; and two sisters, Elizabeth Hershberger, of La- Grange, Ind., and Bertha Longaker, of Ligonier, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Cletus.
Services were held on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, with Pastor Bruce Yoder offi- ciating. Interment followed in Shiffler Cemetery near Bryan.
Memorials are requested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to and the online register may be signed at www.krillfuneral service.com.