Brett C. Bontrager
June 17, 1992 ~ June 6, 2014
Brett C. Bontrager, 21, of Middlebury, passed away the evening of
Friday, June 6, while serving with Global Tribes Outreach in
Chiang Mai, Thailand. He was just beginning a 7 month mission.
He was born on June 17, 1992, in Goshen, to Merlin and Robin
(Graber) Bontrager. Surviving are his parents, Merlin and Regina
(Yoder) Bontrager of Middlebury; a sister, Harlee Bontrager; five
brothers, Bryce, Dominick, Nathan, Ryan and Jeremy Bontrager
all at home; grandparents, Larry & Esther Mast of Mendon, MI,
LaVern & Ruby Bontrager of Goshen; Edna Graber of
Middlebury; great grandfather, Jerry Yoder of Sturgis, MI. He was
preceded in death by his mother on May 4, 2000 and
grandfathers, Richard Yoder and Floyd Graber. He had attended
Clinton Christian School through the 6th grade and was home
schooled for grades 7 through 12. He received his BA in Business
from Thomas Edison State College in 2012. Brett had a heart for
service at an early age. He took his first mission trip at the age of
12 serving in Nicaragua and later served in Canada, Israel,
Mexico, China and numerous stateside missions. He was a very
active member of Riverview Christion Fellowship where he
served in the youth group as well as in many different areas. Brett
volunteered at The Haven in White Pigeon, was a member of
Elkhart County 4-H and was active in Bible Quizzing. He had
worked at the Essenhaus and was most recently employed at
Bontrager Services by his father. He was a wonderful example to
his siblings and enjoyed spending time with his family. Visitation
will be from 1:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday, June 16 at River Of Life
Fellowship, 11162 Indiana 120, Middlebury. Funeral services will
be 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 17 at Clinton Frame Mennonite
Church, 63846 County Road 35, Goshen. Services will be
conducted by Pastor Merlin Miller of Riverview Christian
Fellowship. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials
may be given to The Haven, G.T.O for Bibles earmarked for South
East Asia or Friends of Israel.
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So sorry for the loss of your son! I can not imagine of what you
are going through. I can only think of Christ carrying you all!
From: Lois Holtz, Sturgis, Mi.
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Our sincere condolences are given to all. My GOD give you
comfort during this time. Prayers go out to you as you adjust to
this earthly loss.
From Lloyd and Evelyn Borntrager
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
We cry with you but also rejoice in knowing Brett is safe in the
fold. We will continue to pray for you in the coming weeks n
From: John and Denise Hochstetler
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I am so sorry for your loss. Regina your parents came when my
mom, Frieda Miller, passed away a few years ago and my heart
breaks for you and your family at this time. Please pass this
along to your parents.
Love and prayers, Michelle Miller Beaver & family