Carl E. Yoder, 84, of West Liberty, was called home to be with his Savior on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
He was born Nov. 20, 1932, in LaGrange, Ind., a son of the late Elbert J and Dorothy E. Yoder. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Florence E. Sharp Yoder; children, Janice (Dave) Bowden, Vernon (Sandy) Yoder, Brenda (Carl) Stengel and B.J. (Nancy) Yoder; grandchildren, Benjamin and Jared Bowden, Lauren (Isaac) Kurtz, Caitlin Yoder, Sarah Stengel, Bradley (Erin) Stengel, Colleen (Aaron) Cordill, Ethan Yoder, Bill Sallay and Josh, Justin and Jordan Bates; great-grandchildren, Alizabeth and Javen Kurtz, Tayler Bates and Lyda Stengel; and siblings, Wilfred E. (Hilda) Yoder, Forest (Elizabeth) Yoder, Melvin (Mary) Yoder and Kathy (John) Lowry.
He was a graduate of Monroe Schools, attended Wittenberg College and served his country as a medic in the Army. He has served Logan and Champaign counties since 1958 as an accountant/CPA. A man of many interests, he loved southern gospel music, sold travel trailers, and had a passion for farming, raising polled Hereford cattle as well as being a member of the Ohio Polled Hereford Association. He was elected an honorary chapter member of the West Liberty FFA. Another way he served the community was being a member of the local Lions Club serving as president and being involved in the building of the present concession stand at the Lions Park in West Liberty.
While living his faith, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, 1140 Rush Ave., Bellefontaine, where calling is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, followed by a celebration of life service at 3 p.m. officiated by Pastor Jeffory Willetts.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, handled arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.