Nelson Warren Yoder


81, Davidsville, died July 14, 2019 at Laurelview Village. Born November 27, 1937 in Shamokin, PA, son of the late Anthony and Ida (Yoder) Dobson. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Linda (Latsha) Yoder; son, Dr. Neil Yoder and wife Candy (Sanders); grandchildren, Jordan and Taylor; brother, Curt Dobson; brother-in-law, James Latsha; sister-in-law, Dolly Steele. He worked for the PA Dept. of Public Welfare for 38 yrs. A member of Colonial Park Church of Christ. Past member of BPOE and the Moose. He loved sports officiating. He was the past President of Dauphin County Umpire Association having been an umpire with ASA for 30 years. Also a PIAA official for District 3 girls basketball for 23 yrs. Served as Central Dauphin High school interscholastic hockey team treasurer. Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers association member. He was on the investment committee and served the Devonshire Fair for Colonial Park UCC. He was an avid golfer, loved book discussion groups, reading and traveling. A memorial service will be held on August 2 at 1:00 pm at Colonial Park United Church of Christ, Rev. Cindy Garis officiating. Donations may be made to Colonial Park United Church of Christ, 5000 Devonshire Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17109 or the American Diabetes Association. John Henderson Company Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Chris, Dana, Melissa and Daniel Steele
Jul 24, 2019
RIP Uncle Nelson You have left an impact on all of our lives that will never be forgotten. Your humor, wealth of knowledge and love for your family is beyond comprehension. You are my "Uncle in Law" and someone I will always look up to. Your name would be mentioned and your nephew Chris would smile and remember/tell a funny story that myself and our two children would love to hear. Living at least 2 hours away, and up to and including 5 hours away was never an issue. You would come visit your sister-in-law and we would make sure to see you at least once every visit. We know you are up there in heaven making jokes and keeping smiles on everyone's faces. You are at peace which gi...ves us all relief and peace. Thank you for being a part of our lives, but especially being such a great Uncle to Chris. You will be sorely missed. xoxoRead more
Troy Henderson
Jul 23, 2019