Dr. John Daniel Yoder, 90 years young, went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2019 in Greeley, Colorado.
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John was born in York, Pennsylvania to Jesse and Lena Yoder on March 18, 1929. On June 10, 1951 in York, John married his high school sweetheart and the love of is life, Nancy Ann Arnold.
Dr. Yoder attended William Penn Senior High School in York. He then attended Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana and Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sanitary Engineering. He did his graduate work at the University of Rochester and the Harvard School of Public Health, receiving a Master's degree and Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University. Dr. Yoder taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and held management positions in Environmental Health with both Exxon and ITT Corporations. In 1985, Dr. Yoder established a consultancy in Environmental Health Engineering. John was well-known in the multi-level marketing field, achieving a 'Diamondship" in the Amway Corporation and Worldwide Dream Builders program.
In recent years, Dr. Yoder became known for his generous support, in both time and money, of a variety of church and charitable organizations.
John's declining health took it's toll on his body but not his mind and spirit or profound love for his family.
Dr. Yoder was preceded in death by his precious wife, Nancy, his parents and his brothers, Thomas Yoder and Donald Yoder.
Dr. Yoder is survived by daughters Karen Sue Miller and Kathleen Ann McClain and his son, James Richard Yoder; grandchildren Cody Daniel Shoemaker and wife, Kristen; Shaila Ann Hogan and husband, Scott; Jazzlyn Nicole Yoder, Brandon Ross Miller and wife, Tiffany; Meghan Ann Marin and husband, Jeffrey; Mary Katelin Anderson and husband, Scott; Jason Cates and wife, Tiffany; great-grandchildren Trevon and Colson Shoemaker; Scarlett and Belle Hogan; Bowen and Bennett Miller; Parker and Barrett Anderson and Morgan Marin.