|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1908|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1995|
OTHO ("O.B.") YODER
Private family services for Otho "O.B." Yoder, 87, of Saugatuck, Mich., were held at Saugatuck Chapel at Dykstra Funeral Home. Burial was in Riverside Cememtery. Mr. Yoder died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1995, at Holland Community Hospital, Holland, Mich.
Mr. Yoder was born April 27, 1908, in Elkhart, Indiana to Ray S. Yoder & Lettie Dillon Yoder. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1926 and from Purdue University in 1930, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He ran track in both high school and college and was a member of the record-setting 1925 Elkhart High relay team of Yoder, Teeters, Trautman and Steele whose record stood for about 40 years. He was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.
Mr. Yoder was employed as a metallurgical engineer at ALCOA, retiring after 43 years. He had worked for ALCOA in new Kensington, and Pittsburgh, Pa., and ALCOA, Tennessee. He served as Assistant Chief Metalurgist at the plant in Pleasant Valley, Ia. He also served as an international representative for ALCOA with the Furakawa Aluminum Company in Nikko, Japan and for five years with Lipps Aluminum in Drunen, Netherlands.
O.B. was an avid golfer and shot a hole-in-one on Oct. 12, 1984 at the 17th hole of the West Shore Golf Club in Douglas, Mich. He was a member of the Douglas Community Church for over 22 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Pamperien Yoder; two sons, Kirby Yoder of Shanghai, China, and Chris Yoder of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; grandchildren Ray, Roy, and Ryan Yoder of Ia., Christian and Jerusha Yoder of Tn.; great-grandson Andrew Yoder & a brother Raymond Yoder of Elkhart, In.
Ray S Yoder (1886 - 1962)
Lettie Arilla Mae Dillon Yoder (1889 - 1980)
Millicent Lucinda Bitters Yoder (1910 - 1941)*
Phyllis Pamperien Yoder (1913 - 2005)*
Bradley Morton Yoder (1935 - 1935)*
Plot: Plot: 0D-30-13-1
Created by: Chris Yoder
Record added: Oct 13, 2007
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Added: Feb. 27, 2014
Hi Dad, Just passed your 104th birthday. Your grandson is home on leave from the Middle East to celebrate the g-grandson's 5th birthday. You also have a g-granddaughter who is 2 and 1/2. Granddaughter is about to get her Masters degree. We love you and Mo...(Read more)|
Added: May. 1, 2012