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Arnold Yoder

A celebration of life for Arnold A. Yoder "Arnie", 94 of Kalona, formerly of rural Iowa City, will be held Thursday, March 6 at 10:00 AM at the First Mennonite Church in Iowa City with Pastors Bob and Mag Richer Smith and David Heusinkveld officiating.  Burial will follow a Memory Gardens in Iowa City.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 5 from 3 – 7 PM at the First Mennonite Church in Iowa City.  A memorial fund has been established for First Mennonite Church, Pleasantview Home and Iowa City Hospice. Arnold Yoder died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona.

Arnold Yoder was born January 2, 1920 in Parnell, Iowa the son of Artemus A. and Ella Mae (Eash) Yoder.  He served in the United States Army during World War II. On September 5, 1943 he was united in marriage to Lourene H. Bachman in Manson, Iowa and the couple raised eight children; Gene, Emma Lee, James, Noreen, Reginald, Steve, Cheri and Don. Gene passed away on December 2, 2008. Arnold held a variety of jobs throughout his life including farming, and road construction and most recently owning and operating Yoder's Mobile Home Repair and Service.  He was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Iowa City and he enjoyed mowing, gardening, driving the gator and spending time with his family.  He was a devoted husband to Lourene and the couple just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last September

Survivors include his wife Lourene of Kalona, a daughter in law; Bonnie Yoder of Ft. Dodge, IA, seven children; Emma Lee (Duane) Brenneman of Wellman, IA, James (Arlene) Yoder of Guffey, CO, Noreen (Stanley) Yoder of Parnell, IA, Reginald (Cheryne) Yoder, Steve (Pam) Yoder, Cheri (Eddie) Cole all of Iowa City, IA, and Don (Jane) Henson of Cotopaxi, CO, one sister; Madena Schlabaugh of Wellman, IA, 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

Preceding Arnold in death were his parents, one son; Gene Yoder, one grandson; Jeffery Brenneman, one brother Glenn and wife Rosalie Yoder and a sister; Loretta Bender and husband Lloyd.

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When I was five, I was across the lane from the farm house playing in my playhouse. Suddenly it started to thunder and rain. Arnold was painting the outside of our house and heard me crying. He ran to me and carried me to the farm house.I remember asking mom if he was Jesus? How sweet is that? Nice to think about Jesus carrying Arnold home to meet our loved ones who are already in heaven. Love & Prayers to all of you, Craig & Sherlyn Jantzi ABQ, NM

Sherlyn Jantzi Mar 4 2014 12:00 AM

We are sorry for lost HE has been a Blessing TO ALL.

Douglas&Marquita Schlabach Mar 4 2014 12:00 AM

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