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Don L. Yoder Obit
Posted by: Lenawee County (ID *****0339) Date: March 22, 2008 at 04:46:46
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Adrian Daily Telegram, March 21, 2008, pg 2A
Don L. Yoder Obit

TECUMSEH Don L. Yoder, age 80, of Tecumseh passed away March 19, 2008.

Don was born June 15, 1927, in Pioneer, Ohio, the son of Lewis and Pearl (Doner) Yoder. On Aug. 11, 1951, he married Marsha Sparks in Angola, Ind. She survives. Don was a World War II veteran, entering the U.S. Navy on Sept. 28, 1945, and was on active duty for 11/2 years. When the war ended, he stayed in the Reserves for 14 years.

Don spent his winters buying raw hides and furs from hunters and trappers across the states. He retired from Tecumseh Products after 43 years of employment.

Besides his wife, Marsha, Don is survived by his children, Brenda Faler of Citra, Fla., Veda (Tom) Perry of Brooklyn, Melvin Yoder of Ocala, Fla., and Dan (Cathy) Yoder of Tecumseh; brother, Paul (Jean) Yoder of Onsted; sisters, Loretta Kohl of Ohio and Mary Sue (Carroll) Sickmiller of Ohio; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Samantha and Ben, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Earl and Hal, and son-in-law, Terry Faler.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Pastor Ron Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Memorial contributions to the family would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be made at

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