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A celebration of life for Marilyn J. Miller Yoder, 77, of Kalona, formerly of Wellman, will be held Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:00 am at the West Union Mennonite Church with Pastors Firman Gingerich and Martha Yoder officiating. Burial will be held prior to the service at 9:30 am at Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the Pleasantview Home Building Fund. Marilyn Miller Yoder died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona, where she had been a resident for two and a half years.
Marilyn Joyce Miller Yoder was born May 25, 1939 in Manson, Iowa, the daughter of Orval and Marjorie (Pletcher) Miller. She graduated from Conneaut Lake High School, Pennsylvania, and attended Scott Community College. On August 21, 1961 she was united in marriage to John Arthur Yoder at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Conneaut Lake, PA. Marilyn was a homemaker, a licensed practical nurse and a cattle farmer. She worked at the Pleasantview Home for several years. Marilyn was a member of the West Union Mennonite Church and formerly a member of the 1st Christian Church in Muscatine, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was an elder. She enjoyed life on the farm, including her pets and flowers, and she also enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her husband John Arthur of Wellman, son James (Deb) Yoder of Madison, WI., daughter Suzanne (Nathan) Lange of Petaluma, CA., acquired daugther Carolyn (Herb) Weiss of Kalona, two grandchildren: Zach (Mary) Weiss and Lauryn Weiss both of Kalona, one brother Edward (Marlene) Miller of Meadville, PA., and two sisters: Nellie Steider of Conneaut Lake, PA., and Juanita (Clair) Marner of Shipshewana, IN.
Preceding Marilyn in death were her parents, her brother Durward and wife Nova Jean Miller, sister-in-law Louise Miller and brother-in-law Robert Steider. pending at the Peterseim Funeral Home.
We will always remember Marilyn's kind words and beautiful smile.Having "little Jimmy" as the ringbearer at our wedding was so very special to us.We were always truly appreciative and blessed with John Arthur and Marilyn's presence at our wedding and those of our sons. Elson and Jeanette
Elson and Jeanette Byler Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM
Hello John, We want to pay tribute to Marilyn.So many examples come to mind of her kindness, caring and dedication to loving and helping others.She drew strength and love from you and I imagine gave the same.We have been thinking of you all.Thank you for being such good friends to us!Thank you for showing us how to love and care for family. Thank you for visits to Colorado while we were there.Lots of thanks and love to you all! Ken and Brenda
Ken and Brenda Wolf Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM
Marilyn was a treasured friend and blessed my life often.Know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve your loss and celebrate the generous kindness she shared with all who crossed her path.
Helen Lindstrom Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM
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Debbie Watts Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM
John and family, Thinking of you, remembering Marilyn. I always remember her smile. Mary Yoder Divide Colorado
Mary Yoder Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM