George E. Yoder, 91, of Wooster died on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Wooster Community Hospital.
He was born April 17, 1931 in Lancaster to Roy C. and Velma Ridenour Yoder. In 1956, he married Judith A. Goodman. She preceded him in death in 2007.
George graduated from Lancaster High School and Ohio State University with a BS in Horticulture. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955.
He worked as a greenhouse manager for 18 years and as a sales representative for a greenhouse supply company for 27 years before retiring in 1999. George was a member of the Wooster United Methodist Church and the Wooster Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed volunteering at Secrest Arboretum and going to his Monday morning breakfast group.
George is survived by his children Nikki (Bob) Reynolds of Wooster, Dewey (Brendan) Ford of Worthington, Mike (Tammy) Yoder of Wadsworth and Jonna (Lee) Karan of Forest Lake, MN; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and a brother Dick (Jeanne) Yoder of TX.
Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, and sister Ellen (Milo) Myers.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster. Inurnment will be in Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Pop pop was a joy to take care of. He always put a smile on my face when coming into work.
George will be sadly missed by all of his friends at Cedar Lanes we will miss his joking and most of all his great laugh and hugs! Condolences to his family.
Friends from Cedar Lanes
George was one of a kind!!! Always joking making people smile and laugh!! I’ll remember the times I got to help him with poinsettia deliveries.. He always made sure when he was at the greenhouse he would walk thru and give us all a hard time!! He will be missed.. Prayers and Condolences to the family.
Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.
George’s smile and good humor were bright spots of weekly Kiwanis meetings. Peace to all who loved him.
I will always remembers the many conversations we had when signing in members at Kiwanis meetings. He had a great sense of humor.
George’s lifelong dedication to the Greenhouse industry will be truly missed. He was one of a kind.
Many thanks to the family for sharing George with us in his later years. He truly enjoyed helping us at Cedar Lane Greenhouse.
Condolences to the Family.
I always enjoyed seeing George’s smiling face each Tuesday when arriving at Kiwanis. He was dedicated to his duties and kind to everyone.
I was so sorry to hear about George ‘s passing. I am his first cousin on his Mother’s side. It has been decades since I have seen him but he was always a person of integrity.
Very good soul and gentleman. Condolences. to his family.