Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m. December 19, 2009 at Sunnyside Mennonite Church
Visitation: 9:00 a.m. until service time December 19, 2009 at Sunnyside Mennonite Church
KALONA – Fannie Yoder was born November 10, 1919 in Kokomo, Indiana the daughter of Joe E. and Lovina (Gingerich) Herschberger. On October 10, 1940 she was united in marriage to Leo Yoder in Kokomo, Indiana. They moved to Kalona in 1946 and farmed for many years. In their retirement they spent a number of years in voluntary service in Mississippi, Indiana and southern Iowa. Fannie was a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and gardening. Fannie died on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona at the age of 90 years. Fannie is survived by five children – Elmer Yoder and wife Marlene of Kalona; Fred Yoder and wife Judy of Kalona; Miriam Nisly and husband Sheldon of Kalona; Lovina King and husband Roland of Wauseon, Ohio; Lora Riegsecker and husband Delvin of Archbold, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leo; and a son Floyd. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Kalona. Pastor’s John King, Floyd Helmuth and Floyd Yutzy will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the Church. A memorial fund has been established for Hospice and Sunnyside Mennonite Church Missions. Fannie’s body has been deeded to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy. The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.