MILLSBORO, Del. - Donald F. Yoder, of Millsboro, DE died on August 31, 2013 in Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore after surgery. He was born in Mattawana, PA, son of the late Luther J. and Ruth M. Yoder. He was a graduate of Rothrock High School, McVeytown, PA and Lock Haven State College, Lock Haven, PA. He was a teacher at Indian River School District for thirty-five years. He was a charter member of the Indian River Executive Board for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Delaware State Education Association Executive Board from 1976 to 1983. He was on the Millsboro Town Council from 1973 to 1986. He was employed by DART in Rehoboth Beach as a bus driver, then supervisor for sixteen years from 1998 to the present.
He is survived by his wife of forty eight years (the former Elma Dunmire); and a sister, Hazel Riley, of Westlake, OH; two brothers: James Yoder and Dennis Yoder, of Lewistown, PA and one niece, and four nephews. He was an amateur astronomer, and a licensed private pilot. He was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, Lewistown, PA.
A viewing and calling hours will be held on
Wednesday evening, September 4 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Watson Funeral
Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the
Grace United Methodist Church, Church Street, Millsboro, DE at 2:00 PM. Friends may also call one hour prior for a
viewing in Church. Rev. Ed Kuhling will
officiate. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests contributions to UMCOR/United Methodist Commission on Relief,
c/o Grace United Methodist Church; P.O. Box 566 Millsboro, DE 19966.
Electronic condolences to Watson Funeral Home's website.