Born: January 8, 1889, Lagrange, Indiana.
Died: October 30, 1964, Goshen, Indiana.
Buried: Violett Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana.
Walter was the son of Eli D. Yoder and Sarah Hooley, husband of Matilda Mae Schertz (married November 1917, Illinois), and cousin of Elsie Byler-Burkhard.
He was a music leader in the Mennonite church for many years, a professor of music at Goshen College, and co-editor of the revision of the Mennonite hymnal.
In 1920 and 1930, he and Matilda were living in Tazewell County, Illinois.
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