Steven J. Yoder, 60, passed away June 1, 2016, at 2:35 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic. Steve was born October 29, 1955, in Marysville, Ohio, to Henry and Lydia (Troyer) Yoder. On July 31, 1982, he married Janet Jantzi Yoder who survives. Steve was currently a pastor at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton. He served as a pastor in the Mennonite church for twenty-two years. He truly enjoyed his work and spending time with his family. He was an active member of the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and the Bluffton Lions Club. Steve graduated from Jonathan Alder High School, Prairie Bible Institute, the Ohio State University and Bethany Seminary.
Evelyn Marie Madonia, age 90, passed away May 26, 2016, at Sunny Hills Assisted Living in Sebring, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children Galen Basinger, and her husbands Debert Smith, John Stuart and Joseph Madonia. She is survived by her daughters Linda Neff from Lincolnton, North Carolina, and Carol Basinger-Helsel from Caledonia, Michigan, and her sons Stephen Basinger from Dulce, New Mexico, and Dean Basinger from Paw Paw, Michigan. She has eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters La Vonne Klassen, Dorothy Beichler, Joanne Murray, Willeane Schrock and Maribel Beyler.
Victoria Anne “Tori” Miller Bowers, 27, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, in her sleep from a rare heart condition. She was born May 9, 1989, in Wooster to Errol and Kathlene Suter Miller of Jeromesville and married Myles Bowers on July 28, 2012. He survives.
Jeffrey A. Brodman, 58, Bluffton, passed away May 28, 2016, at 8:38 p.m. at St. Rita’s Hospice, Lima. Jeff was born September 4, 1957, in Upper Sandusky to Bernard and Nancy England Brodman. His mother survives in Bluffton. Jeff was employed at Tower Automotive, Bluffton, where he worked for 30 years. He was a member of UAW Local 1327 and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bluffton. Jeff loved to dance, cook and hang out with friends and family. He was a graduate of Bluffton High School 1975.