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Luella Yoder

Celebration of life services for Luella F. Yoder will be held Monday April 24, 2017, 10:30 am at the Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona.  Burial will follow at Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona.  Visitation 2-4 Sunday April 23, 2017 at the Peterseim Funeral Home.  Memorial fund is established for the Kalona United Methodist Women or Iowa City Hospice.  Luella Yoder passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Pleasantview Home, Kalona.

Luella Fern (Yoder) Yoder was born July 22, 1922 in rural Johnson County, Iowa, the daughter of Eli and Esther (Brenneman) Yoder. She was united in marriage to Monroe D. Yoder on February 14, 1943 at the East Union Mennonite Church. She was a homemaker and was a cook for the Mid-Prairie School District for over thirty years. Luella was a member of the Kalona United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, baking, cooking, quilting and crocheting. Luella served as a 4-H leader for many years.

Survivors include five children: Karen (Charles) Miller of Iowa City, Beverly (William) Bauer of North Oaks, MN., Boni Yoder (special friends Lynn Brown and Gwen Wiegmann) of Riverside, Jim M. Yoder of Kalona, Cherie (Nathan) Miller of Kalona; 13 grandchildren: Angela (David) Bywater, Deanna Miller, Jeff (Ashley) Miller, Jennifer (Brett) Johnson, Matt (Erin Costanzo) Bauer, Meredith Bauer, Greg Yoder, Stephanie (Cory) Arensdorf, Elizabeth (Kyle) Kling, Sarah (Damon) Smith, Brandon, Brady and Bridget Miller; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Luella in death were her parents, her husband Monroe in 1980, an infant granddaughter, seven brothers: Ivan, Lyle, Marvin, Wilbur, Calvin, Duane and Raymond Yoder and two sisters: Eva Brenneman and Verna Gingerich.

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Hi Boni, Jane and I are very sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jim

Jim and Jane Cuddeback Apr 23 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Boni and family~ We are sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Remember the smiles. Cherish the moments. Find comfort in your memories. Sending our sincere sympathy. Tim and Kathy Patterson Cedar Rapids, IA

Tim and Kathy Patterson Apr 22 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.My condolences and prayers are with you.

Cecil Capper Apr 19 2017 12:00 AM

Jim "Ace" & family Bob & I want to extend to your family and you our deepest sympathy.It is your mother's heavenly gain and our earthly loss.We will keep you in our prayers.

Rita & Bob Trimpe Apr 17 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.I loved her sense of humor and sly smile.

Jane Yoder Borntrager Apr 17 2017 12:00 AM

to all of Luella and Monroe's children and grandchildren -- Thinking of you all during this time of celebrating Luella's life and now her passing. We are out of town and will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral but want you to know we are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Ruth and Paul Hershberger

Ruth Hershberger Apr 17 2017 12:00 AM

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