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2100 Perkiomen Avenue
Phone: 610-376-7121
Joseph Yoder

Joseph O. Yoder

Saturday, September 12th, 1936 - Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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Joseph O. Yoder, 82, of Reading, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Mollie E. (Moyer) Yoder. Born in Centerport, PA , he was the son of the late Stephen and Viola D. (Rapp) Yoder. Joe graduated from Mt. Penn High School in 1954 and was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Stony Creek. He was a lifetime member of the Reading Civic Theatre and a member of the Reading Community Players. Joe was the President of the Oley Yoder Heritage Association for many years and the past President of Bethany Lutheran Church Council. He worked for RM Palmer Company and Quaker Maid Kitchens and proudly served in the U.S. Army. Joe enjoyed playing Santa Claus for many years at various locations and fire companies. In addition to his wife Mollie, Joseph is survived by two sons, Eric A. husband of Jill, Blandon, Adam F. husband of Victoria, Stony Creek; and one sister Nancy A. Yoder, Stony Creek. Also surviving are grandchildren, Devon husband of Mackenzie, Dylan, Gabriel and Caleb. He is predeceased by sisters, Leah R. Derr, Mary Jane Gofus, J. Audrey Lorah; and one brother Daniel A. Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with services beginning at 11:00 am in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Ave., Reading. Interment will be at Spies-Zion Cemetery, Alsace Township. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    December 27th, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    December 27th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    2100 Perkiomen Avenue
    Reading, PA 19606
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  • Service

    December 27th, 2018 | 11:00am
    December 27th, 2018 11:00am
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Thomas F. Irwin
  • Interment

    Spies-Zion Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Alsace Township, Pennsylvania
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Bill Yoder

Posted at 08:56pm
Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I was there for several National Reunions. Bill Yoder, N.C. Yoder Family

Scott, Lorna, Sean, Seth and James Musser

Posted at 10:48am
We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers each day.
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Jean Mengel

Posted at 08:55am
Molly I am sorry I do not have your address so we are senting you or sympathy to you. We are so sorry to here of Joseph's death. We will pray for all of you. Death is not a good any time but the holidays is even harder. God bless all of . Our Love and Prayers. Mylan & Jean Mengel

Karen G Yoder

Posted at 10:54pm
Molly and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. "Uncle Joe" was a wonderful man and always a joy to be around.

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