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Randy Yoder

August 16, 1965 — November 26, 2019

A celebration of life for Randall “Randy” L. Yoder, 54, of Kalona, will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Lower Deer Creek Church, 1408 540th Street, SW, Kalona, with Pastors Don Patterson and Steve Nelson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Friday, November 29, 2019, from 1 – 4 and 5 – 8 PM at Lower Deer Creek Church.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Crooked Creek Christian Camp and Iowa City Hospice.  Randy Yoder passed into the arms of Jesus, Tuesday, November 26, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home in rural Kalona following a three-year battle with colon cancer.  The Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Randy was born August 16, 1965, in Iowa City, the son of Donald G. and Ila J. (Schlabaugh) Yoder.  He graduated from Iowa Mennonite School in 1984 and Hesston College in 1986.  On June 20, 1987 he was united in marriage to Paula K. Hathaway in Beamer, NE, and became the father of three boys who he thoroughly enjoyed many activities with.  Randy worked for Stutsman’s Inc, English River Pellets, and the past 20 years at Mercy Hospital.  Randy was a member of Lower Deer Creek Church where he was baptized and served in many capacities, most recently as Elder.  He also served on the Crooked Creek Christian Camp Board, and coached his boys’ baseball teams at Washington Township.  Randy enjoyed farming and raising cattle, hunting, fishing, camping, trips to Colorado, rebuilding salvaged vehicles and restoring antique tractors, but most important to him was his time spent with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Paula of Kalona, three sons: Lukas (Amanda) Yoder of Kalona, Cole (Breana) Yoder of Kalona, Caleb Yoder and friend Sarah Ebersole of Sharon Center, parents Don and Ila Yoder of Kalona, sister Deb (Verlyn) Yoder of Kalona, brother Scott (Cindy) Yoder of Sioux Falls, SD.  Also surviving are his  father and mother-in-law Dave and Stella Hathaway of Kalona, brother and sisters-in-law: Dave (Jeanette) Hathaway of Goshen, IN, Tim (Melinda) Hathaway of Wellman, Christine (Tim) Yoder of Bellevue, NE, Reba (Mitch) Stutzman of Millersburg, IN, 17 nieces and nephews and 5 great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding Randy in death were his paternal and maternal grandparents.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 29, 2019

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Lower Deer Creek Church

1408 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

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Visitation

Friday, November 29, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Lower Deer Creek Church

1408 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Lower Deer Creek Church

1408 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

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