Hamilton County


Sgt. Amzie Yoder




Amzie Yoder was born July 19, 1913 to Tobias V. and Martha Yoder. He died Mar. 3, 2001 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Sgt. Yoder served with the U.S. Army in World War II with Hq Co, 1103rd Engr C. Gp, 672nd Engr. Tp Co.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Mar. 5, 2001

Amzie Yoder, 87, Webster City, died Saturday, March 3, 2001 at the Hamilton Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Carter and Cindi O’Brien, ministry assistant, officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service.

Amzie Yoder, son of Tobias and Magdalina Yoder Yoder, was born July 19, 1914 on a farm in LaGrange County, Indiana. He attended rural schools in LaGrange County. He moved from Indiana to Batavia, New York, then to Fort Dodge in 1935. He worked at Rosedale Creamery and Tobin Packing, both in Fort Dodge. On Nov. 29, 1939, he married Vesta Dingman at Ames. The couple resided in Fort Dodge. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 3 years, 2 years in the European Theatre of Action. Following his discharge, he returned to Fort Dodge. In 1947, they started farming near Alden, then in 1953, they moved to a farm near Dows. In 1959, they moved to a farm east of Woolstock. They have resided at Southfield Wellness Community since September of 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Vesta, son and daughter-in-law, Sanford (Sandy) and Suzanne Yoder of Bettendorf, grandchildren, Ian and Barb Yoder of Princeton, Patrick Yoder of Iowa City, David and Brandon Yoder, both of Bettendorf, sisters, Lizzie Schrock of LaGrange, Ind., brother, Milo Yoder, Carlsbad, N.M.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Lydia Yoder, Mimi Moeschel and Rosie Miller; brothers, Rufus and Valentine Yoder.

He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and attended Faith United Methodist Church, was a member of the R.E.C., and the Woolstock American Legion.

Source: ancestry.com