Nelson D. Yoder, 85, of Sullivan, IL passed away at 3:15 P.M. on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at his residence.
Funeral service will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Melvin Hostetler residence, 120 East County Road 100 North, Arthur, IL. Bishop Philip Farmwald will officiate. Burial will be in the Yoder Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be held anytime after 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Melvin Hostetler residence. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Nelson was born on April 1, 1936 in Arthur, IL. He was a son of Dan B and Lovina (Beachy) Yoder. He married Anna R. Yoder on March 19, 1957, they lived in matrimony 64 years.
He is survived by his wife, Anna of Sullivan, IL, 3 children, Jo Ellen Hostetler and her husband Melvin of Arthur, IL, Robert Lee Yoder and his wife Clara Mae of Arthur, IL and Paul Jeffery Yoder and his wife Marilyn of Sullivan, IL, 13 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 14 step great grandchildren, 1 sister, Esther Yoder of Arthur, IL, 2 brothers, Dan Yoder of CO, and Adlai Yoder of Atwood, IL
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law, Celesta Yoder, 1 grandson, 1 step-granddaughter, 1 great-grandson, 1 step-great-grandson, 1 sister, Ella Kemp and 2 brothers, Reuben and Alvin Yoder.
Nelson was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.