Merlyn Keith Yoder


May 3, 1953 - May 7, 2018

Merlyn Keith Yoder was born May 3, 1953, in Missouri. He was adopted by Daniel and Kathryn Yoder. He graduated from Iowa Mennonite School. Merlyn has lived in the Parnell and Wellman communities all of his life where he worked as a farm hand. He enjoyed going to the Old Threshers Reunion and displaying his antique gas engines. Merlyn died on Monday, May 7, 2018, in rural Parnell at the age of 65 years.

Merlyn is survived by his mother, Kathryn Yoder of Wellman; and two sisters: Jackie Hansen of Mediapolis, and Julia Vanley of Wichita, Kan. He was preceded in death by his father, and his grandparents: Omar and Nettie Yoder, and John and Lizzie Yoder.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman. Chaplain David Grimm will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday. A memorial fund has been established for the Wellman Volunteer Fire Department. The Powell Funeral Home in Wellman is caring for Merlyn and his family. Visit for more information

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