Joni “Joe” Yoder, 81 of Middlefield passed away Saturday August 1, 2020 at his home, with his family by his side, after a long battle with cancer. He was born November 22, 1938 in Hydro, OK to the late Jonas and Delila Yoder. In 1958, Joe moved to Ohio from Oklahoma and married the love of his life, Kathryn Gingerich on September 3, 1960. Joe was very proud of his family and being part of the Middlefield community.
Over the course of his career, Joe worked for Burton Rubber, Gold Key Processing and most recently, Chem Technologies, in numerous positions, including technical service and sales. He attended Parkside Church in Bainbridge. Joe was caring, nurturing, humble and very kind. He was a selfless person who always put God first and had a servant’s heart. Joe enjoyed assisting in the UHHS and Briar Hill Pastoral Care program. He also enjoyed gardening, collecting antique tractors, and traveling.
Joe will be sadly missed by his wife, Kathryn, his children, Rod (Marla) Yoder, Brian (Chrystal) Yoder and Jennifer Yoder. 7 grandchildren; Zoey, Grayson, Noah, Naomi, Henry, Lynn and Girard. Bothers, Albert (New Mexico) and Alva (Mississippi). Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Eli Yoder.
Family and friends will be received for Joe from 12:00 to 3:00PM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 until time of memorial service at 3:00pm at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High St. Middlefield, OH 44062, with his final resting place at Middlefield Cemetery. Family asks that the Mask Mandate be followed, and Social distancing be adhered to.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Joe’s name to the Truth for Life, PO Box 398000, Cleveland, OH 44139 or by clicking the link; https://www.truthforlife.org/donate/
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