Paul Eugene Yoder
Paul Eugene Yoder, 92, of Onsted, Mich., and Dade City, Fla., passed away on October 24, 2012 at his home. Cremation has taken place.
The second oldest child of six for Lewis “Babe” Yoder and Pearl (Doner) Yoder, Paul was raised on a farm in Pioneer, Ohio with his siblings through the roaring ‘20s and the Great Depression. He worked for a short time on the railroad, then worked for Tecumseh Products as a single spindle drill operator in Tecumseh, Mich., just before joining the Army on April 2, 1942. He reached the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps before being honorably discharged on June 22, 1945. He flew 65 missions in the European theatre as the gunner in an A-20 bomber. One of those missions was flown during the D-Day invasion. He returned to Tecumseh, Michigan after his discharge and resumed work at Tecumseh Products, eventually retiring as a Machinist after 44 years. He married Helen Jeane Buholz on June 19, 1954 in Angola, Ind. Their first child, Michael Yoder, was born two years later in 1956, followed by their daughter, Martha in 1964.
Paul was an avid outdoorsman where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. He could also be found enjoying a good Euchre, Pinochle, or Poker card game in his spare time.
Paul is survived by his two children, Michael (LuAnna) Yoder and Martha (Hugh) Wygmans; and two grandchildren, Amberly Hungerford and Andrea Yoder. Also surviving is his sister, Mary Sue (Carroll) Sickmiller of Montpelier, Ohio. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Jeane Yoder; parents, Lewis (Babe) and Pearl (Doner) Yoder; his siblings, Loretto Kohl, Earl Yoder, Don Yoder, and Hal Yoder; granddaughter, Brianna Hungerford and grandson, Jacob Yoder.
A visitation and memorial service will be held at Borek-Jennings Funeral Home in Brooklyn, Mich., on Friday, Nov. 9. Visitation will be from 10–11:30 a.m. with the memorial service beginning at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will be served immediately after at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Irish Hills Aerie No 3689, 9500 Wamplers Lake Rd, Brooklyn, Mich. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Southern Care Hospice of Jackson, Mich., or a charity of your choice.