Mahlon E. Yoder, 68, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. A memorial service was held at 11:00am, Saturday, September 8, at The Church at Osage Hills in Osage Beach, MO. A graveside service was held at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Wayland, IA on Sunday September 9 at 1:30pm with a reception following at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church.
A memorial fund has been established and proceeds will be distributed to Buddy Pack, Mobile Food Pantry in Osage Beach, MO and Border Missions, Hidalgo, TX. Mahlon cherished and served there regularly.
Mahlon E Yoder was born February 18, 1950, the son of Robert K and Elvira Yoder. He attended Iowa Mennonite School and graduated in 1968. He attended Hesston College and graduated in 1970. Mahlon met Rosemary (Roth) on a blind date in high school. They were united in marriage on November 7, 1970, in Wayland, IA.
He owned and operated R & M Welding in Wayland, IA. He volunteered for the Wayland Fire Department for 15 years and served as assistant chief for several years.
He also served in local politics on the city council for 10 years.
In addition, he served on the Parkview Home Board as Chairman for several years. Mahlon semi-retired when he and Rosemary moved to Linn Creek, MO in 2002.
Mahlon was a member of The Church at Osage Hills in Osage Beach, MO and previously Sugar Creek Mennonite Church in Wayland, IA.
He had a heart for volunteering, helping those in need and served the community his entire life. He could fix anything, a mechanical genius of sorts. He enjoyed reading, restoring antique cars, history and ice cream. He always enjoyed spending time with his family and grandkids.
Mahlon is survived by his wife: Rosemary Yoder of Linn Creek, MO; son: Brad (Amy) Yoder and their children Gracie (13) and Simon (11) of Amana, IA; son: Patrick (Denise) Yoder and their children Rylee (14) and Camden (11) of Plymouth, MN; and son: Stuart (Amanda) Yoder and their children Taylor (13), Brooklin (10) and Oakley (4) of Jefferson City, MO; a sister, Marcia (John) Yoder-Schrock of Iowa City, IA and 3 brothers: Stanley (Rena) Yoder of Parnell, IA, Herschel (Rachel) Yoder of Kalona, IA and Atlee (Carolyn) Yoder of Kalona, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elvira Yoder.