Steven J. Yoder, 60, died June 1, 2016, at 2:35 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic. Steve was born Oct. 29, 1955 in Marysville, Ohio, to Henry and Lydia (Troyer) Yoder. On July 31, 1982, he married Janet Jantzi Yoder who survives.
Yoder was currently a pastor at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton. He served as a pastor in the Mennonite church for 22 years.
He was an active member of the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and the Bluffton Lions Club. He graduated from Jonathan Alder High School, Prairie Bible Institute, the Ohio State University and Bethany Seminary.