Paul Ivan Yoder passed away June 14, 2020 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on March 10, 1944 in Wolf Lake, Indiana to Plen Ira Yoder and Marjorie Marie Madden. Paul married the love of his life Marie on Nov 2, 1963 in Warsaw, Indiana, he graduated from Churabusco Indiana. Paul and Marie had two children Shellie Marie and Paul Christopher.
Paul enjoyed many things in life such as rendezvous’, the whole mountain man experience, and designing and creating his mountain man persona. Golfing was one of his favorite hobbies as well as woodworking, oak was his favorite wood to work with. Being the historical buff he was, he enjoyed traveling the many scenic highways and byways that included the national parks, in many of the western states. He liked going on Sunday drives up the mountain to visit his favorite places, he was a mountain man at heart in many ways.
Paul was a very hard worker for the beverage industry, he started working for Pepsi Cola at the age of 17 in Indiana and retired 45 years later working for Admiral Beverage Pepsi Cola. He loved the Vernal area and supported many community projects, including helping build the Western Park Rodeo Grounds. He was a member of the DinaMites and the Rotary Club. He spent the last 20 years before retirement as the Area Manager in Vernal, Utah for his dedication, he was awarded many opportunities to travel with Admiral Beverage, he and Marie traveled to Switzerland, France, Italy, Monte Carlo, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Hawaii and many other fabulous places around the United States.
After retirement, he spent 8 years working at Dinaland Golf Course as a grounds keeper, one of the perks of working at the golf course was being able to work alongside Marie who was also a grounds keeper. The job he was most proud of was working as a dump truck driver for Spyco, and working alongside his son. He and “dumpy” had a great relationship. Paul loved life, but most of all he loved his family, he was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he will be deeply missed by all his friends and family.
Paul is survived by Marie Yoder (Wife), Shellie Yoder (daughter), Paul and (Saundra) Yoder (son), Nathan and (McKenna) Yoder (grandson), Ashley and (Nathan) Meier (granddaughter), Jerzie and Dacen Meier (great-grandchildren), brother, Bobbie W. Yoder (Doris), brother-in-law James Mitterling (Pat), sister, Bonnie Bruner.
Special consideration to Diana (Alan) Wehr. He was the favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by parents Plen and Marjorie Yoder, mother-in-law, Mary Mitterling, brothers, Harold Yoder, Allen Yoder (Evelyn), Betty Leamon (Max), sisters, Neva Lawson (Paul), Janet Clowell, brother-in-law, Kenneth Mitterling (Helen).
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 6pm-8pm at the Uintah Conference Center.
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