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Alva I. Yoder

December 18, 1930 February 12, 2020
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Obituary – Alva I. Yoder

Alva I. Yoder, age 89, passed away peacefully at his Leon, Iowa home surrounded by family and loved ones on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. He was born December 18, 1930, to Isaac and Fannie (Gingerich) Yoder, in Thomas, Oklahoma.

On February 28, 1952, he married Alma Miller in Oklahoma. They were blessed with nearly 68 years together. While living in Oklahoma they produced cantaloupe and cotton, and raised turkeys. In March of 1965, they moved to Leon, Iowa with their family to start a hog and cattle operation farm southeast of Leon.

Alva enjoyed spending time in his workshop welding and inventing outdoor play equipment for the family. Later, after retirement his hobbies included building weather vanes, gardening, planting flowers, and raising miniature dachshunds and miniature horses.

Alva was a faithful member of Trinity Christian Church. He was most passionate about his family, especially his grandchildren, knowing and loving the Lord.

Surviving along with his loving wife, Alma Yoder, are six children and their spouses, Davy and Glenda Yoder of Leon, Iowa, Marlene and Wayne Leggett of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Kathy and Dave Byler of Plantation, Florida, Karen and Kenny Byler, Lorene and George Yoder, and Eugene and Cheri Yoder, all of Leon; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; sister, Irene Yoder of Ligonier, Indiana; brother-in-law, Joni Schrock of Huntsville, Arkansas; and other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, and two brothers-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Christian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020, with Pastor Terry D. Roberts and Pastor Matt Remsburg officiating. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa. Visitation will be at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa on Saturday, beginning at Noon, with Family receiving friends. 4:30-7 p.m.

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12:00 PM 2/15/2020 12:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/15/2020 7:00:00 PM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Family will receive friends 4:30-7 p.m.

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States





2:00 PM 2/16/2020 2:00:00 PM
Trinity Christian Church

16773 State Highway 2
Decatur City, IA 50067

Trinity Christian Church
16773 State Highway 2 Decatur City 50067 IA
United States

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Leon Cemetery Final Resting Place

Leon, IA 50144

Leon 50144 IA
United States

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