Brookings: May 3, 2007 - April 12, 2024

Molly Yoder


Molly Anne Yoder, age 16, of Brookings, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024, due to a bicycle accident.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, April 19, at Bible Baptist Church in Brookings. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, also at the church. Eidsness Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A private family burial will be immediately following the funeral at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Use the blue button at the bottom her obit at to donate to Molly’s family. This fund is being used as a memorial fund to raise money to help Molly’s family give back to a charity in honor of Molly’s generous spirit.
Molly Anne was born on May 3, 2007, in Lansing, Michigan. She was the seventh of eight children born to Ivan and Katherine (Hall) Yoder.
When she was 7, Molly and her family moved to Brookings, South Dakota. Molly was home-schooled and was currently a junior in high school.
Molly was a girl full of life and kept everyone laughing constantly with her razor-sharp wit. She had a very tender heart, loved animals, and had a true compassion for those less fortunate. Molly loved to read and watch movies, especially Spider-Man. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Brookings, where her father pastors. Molly was actively involved with the youth group at church. Molly worked at CupA Tea in Brookings, and was on her way to work to pick up an unscheduled shift when the accident happened.
She loved being employed, and had just purchased her first car. Molly was planning to get her license this month.
Survivors include her parents, Ivan and Katherine Yoder of Brookings; sisters, Hannah Yoder, Sarah Gossett (Jonathan), Naomi Yoder (Josiah Symes) Lydia Byrum (Caleb), and Barbara Yoder; brothers, Timothy Yoder and Micah Yoder; maternal grandparents, Mel and Barbara Hall; paternal grandparents, Glen and Ida Yoder; nieces and nephews, Ezra, Archie, Tommy, Ellie, Spencer, Carolyn, and Tallulah; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.