Israel Eugene “Izzy” Yoder, 21, Ligonier, died April 5, 2012 as the result of a swimming accident in Haiti while serving on a mission trip.
He was born December 4, 1990, in LaGrange, to Daniel and Laura (Wickey) Yoder.
He was a member of Eden Worship Center in Honeyville and Church of Hope in Sarasota, Fla. He received his diploma from Sarasota High School in 2008 and was a carpenter with his father, owner of JDL Construction.
Surviving are his parents, Daniel and Laura Yoder; three sisters, Naomi J. Yoder, Abigal R. Yoder, and Ariana D. Yoder, all of Ligonier; one brother, Caleb L. Yoder, Ligonier; and grandparents John and Lydia M. Yoder, Arcadia, Fla., and Cornelius and Lena Wickey, LaGrange.
He was preceded in death by a stillborn brother, Little Joe Yoder.
Services were held Sunday, April 15, at Eden Worship Center with Daniel Yoder officiating. There will also be a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Church of Hope in Sarasota, Fla.
Burial is in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.
Memorials may be directed to the family c/o Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.
Online condolences may be sent at www.yeagerfuneralhome. com.
Yeager Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.