APPLE CREEK -- Wayne Yoder, 85, of Apple Creek, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Wooster Community Hospital.
He was born Aug. 6, 1931, in Berlin, the son of Benjamin and Emma (Yoder) Yoder, and married Jo Ann Anderson on April 1, 1956. She survives.
Wayne was a 1950 graduate of Berlin High School and Kent State University in 1961, with a bachelor's degree in geology. He retired from the Wooster Brush Company in 1996.
He was a member of Akron Road First Church of God, where he was an elder, teacher and choir member, past member of American Institute of Mining Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and past member of American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, boating, reading, family vacations and spending winters in Florida for the last 20 years.
Wayne proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in Germany and France.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 60 years are children, Jennifer S. (Robert) Strouse of Wooster and Timothy W. (Shellie) Yoder of Smithville; grandchildren, Logan R. Strouse, Landre J. Strouse and Kali N. Bolen; and a brother, Eugene Yoder of Knoxville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Myron and Ralph Yoder, Clara Snyder, Esther Mesner and Dorothy Ling.
Family and friends will be received Monday, Dec. 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. The Rev. Arnie Kaufman will officiate. Burial will be Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to CAMO (Central American Medical Outreach), 322 Westwood Ave., Orrville 44667; or Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster 44691.