Charles Joder
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Charles Joder
  • July 7, 1926 - September 27, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Charles W. Joder, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Chapman Place. Born on July 17, 1926, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Rev. Fred L. and Mary Ellen (Bheam) Joder, as a son of missionaries, Charles spent 14 years, with his family, serving in French West Africa. He attended Fort Wayne Bible College where he met his beloved wife, Pauline, and graduated from Purdue University in 1970. He retired in 1986, from Dana Corp, after 39 years of service as a Process Engineer.
He is survived by his children, Gwendolyn D. (Jack) Joder-DeLong, Wayne C. (Lois) Joder, Steven D. (Connie) Joder, Darrell L. Joder, and Cheryl A. (Bill) Joder-Biggs; grandchildren, Jackie, Jeff, Doug, Michael, Jason, Dustin, Hollie, Vincent, Heather, Amanda and Nicholas; 20 great-grandchildren and one on the way. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mildred Pauline (McMichael) Joder; step-mother, Clara Joder; and sister, Ruth Joder-Bicha.
Funeral service will be 11:30am, Monday, October 2, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling from 10am until time of service. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm, Sunday, October 1, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Alliance Community Church, Fort Wayne or Heartland Hospice, of Fort Wayne. For online condolences please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com