OBITUARY

Darrell Dean Yoder

September 11, 1937April 11, 2019

YODER, Darrell Dean (Buddy), 81, son of Wilbur and Louella, born September 11th, 1937 in Midland MI., has been called home by the Lord, after fighting the good fight and running the race, on April 11th, 2019. He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Karen, who he met in 1980 and married in 2011. Darrell graduated from Midland High School in 1956 and relocated to Dayton, Ohio in 1958. After working construction, he founded Wayne Overhead Door Sales in 1965. In the Early 70's he took an interest in oil wells, along the Ohio River in New Matamoras, Ohio. This hobby became a lifelong passion and was named "Yoder Brothers Oil". He balanced both through the years, eventually retiring and permanently moving to the foothills of Ohio in 2000. Buddy and Karen moved back to Dayton in 2016, where they could be close to family and friends. Darrell was adventurous, caring, loving, bold and affectionate man. In his spare time he loved to travel to Canada spending countless hours fishing with his brothers on their annual Memorial Day trip, an avid Bengals fan, loved riding his snow mobile, flying his plane, riding his 4-wheeler and bowling. Darrell had a fearless spirit who lived life to the fullest. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents, sister Ardice Kauffman, Marva Yoder, Loise Hooley, brothers Harlen and Ron Yoder, Children Laynce Yoder, Melodi Stiles (Dan), great granddaughter Nora, dog, Patches. Darrell is survived by siblings Lynn (Judy) Yoder, Doyle (Wendy) Yoder, brother-in-law Charles Kauffman, Dave Hooley, sister-in-law Linda Yoder, Children Rhonda (Scott) Lavine, Darrell Jr. (Lisa) Yoder, Step children Katrina Miller, Andrea Stiles, Dan Stiles (Tammy), Lyle (Melissa) Anthony, Lyndsay (John) Morris, grandchildren Clayton (Missy) Spence, Nathan Leach, Miranda(Lester)Wilder, Doug (Leslie) Overholtz, Ashley Leach(Jason), Megan (Kyle) Redmond, Laynce Jr. Yoder (Ashley), Abbie (Brian) Downey, Kyle (Lexi) Yoder, Jared Yoder, Katie Yoder, Andrew Morris, Olivia and Maddy Anthony, great-grandchildren Laci, Logan, Graci, Addi, Avery, Caleb, Graham, Conrad, Maya, Marigold, Josie, Micah, Reagan, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends Monya and Thunder. Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Tobias Funeral Home – Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45429, with a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Contributions can be made in Darrell’s memory to Crossroads of Hospice, 8069 Washington Village Dr., Dayton, OH 45458. Condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Services

27 April

Visitation

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45429

27 April

Funeral Service

4:00 pm

Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel


REMEMBERING

Darrell Dean Yoder

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Lowell and Sue Miller

April 14, 2019

We are sorry for lose of Darrell. We had some good times together. Darrell and I did some traveling together had a lot of fun. Thats wear I got the name Jim. We aways called each other on our birthday. Will be missed

Katrina Miller

April 14, 2019

Lots of memories... He loved to fly! He flew to Somerset Ky to get my grandma and I so we could get to a funeral quick. He was also known for flying to South Carolina to pick up a 1.49 cent part for a snowmobile, because he wouldnt wait 3 days to get it in the mail. If there was snow he wanted them running! Think he had 4 or 5. They would ride the trails in Michigan with Lynn and Jude. He got the van hung up on a cliff at LakeCumberland one time . Told us dont move!! I think he got us out one by on according to wt!! I always felt safe with him, because I knew he could do ANYTHING!!

Abbie Downey

April 13, 2019

Where do I start, Gramps has given me so many memories in life. All of them, I will cherish forever. But I loved how every time we were together we would talk about me as a little girl locking him out of his truck. I however don’t remember this much but he sure did. From him teaching me about the oil wells and driving the four wheeler around. The love he gave me was unconditional and I am forever grateful for him. You were and always will be the best Gramps a girl could ask for. I’ll miss you forever Gramps ❤️

Megan Redmond

April 13, 2019

My favorite memory of Gramps is how he was always the first person to wish me a happy birthday every year growing up. He would wake up very early for work and would call me like clockwork around 6:30am. Sometimes I wasn’t even awake for school yet, but I always looked forward to that early morning phone call. He was the best Gramps anyone could ask for ❤️

Sue Miller

April 13, 2019

Rog and I loved the Sunday picnics in the park with the Yoder families at St Mary's OH . it was an annual event as our children were growing up. I have fond memories of Darrel . my sympathies to you Karen and to the children.

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