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Manufacturing company executive

Douglas O. Yoder, American Manufacturing company executive.


Yoder, Douglas O. was born on March 18, 1918 in Cleveland. Son of Carl M. and Bertha L. (Cobbs) Yoder.


Student, Ohio Wesleyan University, Fenn College.


With, Yoder Company, Cleveland, 1938-1985;director, Yoder Company, 1947-1985;president, general manager, Yoder Company, 1952-1985;director, Sifco Industries, 1956-1974, Continental Federal Savings & Loan, 1978-1981.


The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.


The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.


The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


Board directors Small Business Administration, 1957-1974, vice president, 1957-1970. Advisory council Junior Achievement Cleveland, 1958-1975, board directors, 1957-1962. Member executive board Cleveland council Boy Scouts American, 1959-1968.

Trustee St. Luke's Hospital Association, since 1966. Life trustee Cleveland Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1977. Board managers West Side Young Men’s Christian Association, 1956-1968.

Member Association for Management Excellence of National Metal Trades Association (president Cleveland 1963, executive committee 1957-1960, 61-64, 72-78), Cleveland Engineering Society (board governors 1959-1962, treasurer 1961), Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce (president 1958-1959, director 1957-1962), Young President's Organization (national director 1958-1961), Chief Executives Forum, S.A.R. Clubs: Cleveland Yacht, Cleveland Auto (trustee 1967-1973). Lodges: Masons, Shriners, Jesters.


Married Ruth G. Rueter, February 15, 1947. Children– Gary, Virginia, Gail.

Carl M. Yoder

Bertha L. (Cobbs) Yoder

Ruth G. Rueter

Gary Yoder

Virginia Yoder

Gail Yoder