Eli M. Yoder, 82, of Shipshewana, died at 11:10 pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Life Care Center. He was born on June 20, 1939 in Topeka to Melvin and Lydia (Raber) Yoder. On December 18, 1958 in LaGrange he married Katie Marie Mast, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are five sons, Floyd (Linda) Yoder of Wolcottville, Freeman (Mary) Yoder of Hillsboro, WI, Harley (Betty) Yoder of Shipshewana, Wilbur (Fannie Irene) Yoder of Shawano, WI, Vernon (Mary Etta) Yoder of Constantine, MI; three daughters, Mattie Ellen (Lester) Yoder of Topeka, Marietta (Vernon) Miller of Topeka, Irma (Gerald) Lehman of Wolcottville; two daughters-in-law, Rosa (Joni) Yoder of Homer, MI, Wilma Yoder of Topeka; 49 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Yoder of Topeka, Levi (Sadie) Yoder of Loganville, WI, Wilbur (Orpha) Yoder of Topeka; sister, Mary (Albert) Mullett of Topeka; brother-in-law, Delbert (Mary) Bontrager of Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Samuel and Lester Yoder; grandson, Joe Wayne Yoder; two brothers, Elmer and Joseph Yoder; two sisters, Anna Troyer and Susie Bontrager; sister-in-law, Edna Yoder. Eli had been a farmer and worked at the Topeka Sale Barn. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Monday, August 30, and all day Tuesday, August 31, at the family's residence, 3395 N. 675 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, September 1, also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Marvin Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.
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