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Harvey Yoder

Funeral services for Harvey Dale Yoder, 80, life long resident of Kalona, will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM at the Kalona Mennonite Church with Pastors Scott Swarztendruber and Perry Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Peter Miller Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 7 from 10-noon, 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the Kalona Mennonite WMSC. Harvey died Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Pleasantview Home following a brief illness.

Harvey was born January 1, 1937 in Kalona, Iowa, the son of Noah M. and Magdalena (Hochstedler) Yoder. He accepted Christ and was baptized in his youth. Harvey attended Snake Hollow and Middleburg rural schools. On October 1, 1959, Harvey was united in marriage to Ruby Ann Ropp at the Linus Gingerich home. The couple was married for 55 years at the time of Ruby Ann's death in 2015. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, visiting and spending time with his family. Harvey was a long time member of the Kalona Mennonite Church.

Survivors include three siblings: Annie Ropp of Kalona, Mary Ellen (Edward) Slabaugh of Mt. Crawford, VA., John Henry (Clara) Yoder of Williamina, OR., five brothers-in-law: Joe Jr. Miller of Kalona, Verna Yoder of Dayton, VA., Ezra (Mary) Ropp of Middlebury, IN., Vernon (Nina) Miller of Kalona, Jacob (Susie) Ropp of Kalona, Cecil (Dorothy) Ropp of Ava, IL. and Virgil (Sue) Ropp of Middlebury, IN., three sisters-in-law: Emma (Oren) Miller and Vera Mast both of Kalona, Nancy (Benny) Yoder of Iowa City. Also surviving are 63 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding Harvey in death were his parents, his wife Ruby Ann in 2015, a brother Menno M. Yoder in 1973, and two sisters: Lydia May Yoder in 2011, Erma Miller in 2013, brother-in-law Chester Ropp in 1970 and sister-in-law Freda Miller in 2000.

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A candle was lit in memory of Harvey Yoder

Pete, Francie , kaitlin and Chelsea Oct 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harvey Yoder

Sarah Boernsen Frederick Oct 10 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our Kalona friends as they mourn the loss of Harvey. But we rejoice because he is with Our Savior and also Ruby Ann. So blessed to have their friendship many years. Hugs and prayers are with you all!

Sarah Boernsen Frederick Oct 10 2017 12:00 AM

thank you rodney and corine for being such a good friend toHarvey ,ruby and siblings in this time of loss of brothe and frend

Joh henry yoder Oct 8 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Harvey. We all know Harvey longed to be with Ruby Ann and now his wish has come true. I feel so blessed that I met Harvey even if it was out in a oats field throwing bundles into a threshing machine. I told Harvey many times how I was blessed and glad that we met him and Ruby Ann. Through them Coreen and I have made so many friends around Kalona. Harvey would never say Good-bye because he said that was too final. Like he said as a Christian we know we will meet again. So until then I'll quote Harvey's phrase "So Long Harvey"

Rodney Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harvey Yoder

Rodney and Coreen Oct 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harvey Yoder

Liz Boernsen Norgaard Oct 5 2017 12:00 AM