Funeral services set for fallen soldier, Jarett Yoder

Berks native will be laid to rest at Forest Hills on Monday

READING, Pa. - Funeral arrangements are now set for a soldier from Berks County who died in Afghanistan last week.

A procession will escort the remains of Chief Warrant Ofc. Jarett Yoder from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to the John Feeney Funeral Home on North 4th Street in Reading on Friday, said the funeral director, Michael Feeney.

A public gathering will then be held at the nearby Calvary United Church of Christ on Centre Avenue from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Feeney said.

Yoder, 26, of Brecknock Township, will be laid to rest Monday at the Forest Hills Memorial Park in Exeter Township. The procession, Feeney said, will begin at the funeral home at 11 a.m. The graveside service is scheduled for noon.

Yoder, a 2005 graduate of Oley Valley High School, was one of two Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers who died when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, officials said.

The other victim was identified as Chief Warrant Ofc. Matthew Ruffner, of Harrisburg.

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