Donald E. Bontrager
                                      August 5, 1953 -- December 29, 2016

Donald E. Bontrager, 63, of Joplin, MO, formerly of Bristol, died at 3:40
am, on Thursday, December 29, at the Spring River Christian Village in
Joplin, MO. He was born on August 5, 1953, in Goshen, to Levi “Lee” J.
and Anna Mae (Yoder) Bontrager. Surviving are two brothers, Gerald
(Sue) Bontrager of Plano, TX, Mike (Colleen) Bontrager of Joplin, MO. He
was preceded in death by his parents. Don graduated from Westview
High School in 1971 and then attended Ivy Tech Community College. He
had worked for Izzy Plus. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on
Tuesday, January 3, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main
Street, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday,
January 4, at the Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene. Services will be
conducted by Pastor Gary Sheets. Interment will be in Keightley
Cemetery, Shipshewana. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to American Cancer Society, Inc.

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Dear Gerry, and Mike, Sue, and Colleen and families. So sorry to hear of
Don's passing, I know God had him in his arms. May you all continue to
draw your strength, and peace from God. I am so glad I got to visit with
him when he came up to the lake last year.
From: Becky Campbell
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I loved working with Don at Izzy Plus. He had a great spirit and was
always available to help anyway he could. I will miss him, truly. God Bless
his family that he spoke fondly of, I am sorry for your loss.
From: Ashley Flippo
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Don and I were friends. I worked closely with him for several years at
Izzy+. I miss him every day. My life will be less worth him not in it. You
have my deepest condolences.
From: Gene Conn
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I'm so sorry for your loss....but how wonderful for the hope of being
reunited for all eternity!!!
From: Ann Randall (a cousin)
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I worked with Don years ago and still remember him for his warm heart
and willingness to always help with my silly questions with patience and
not a single note of condescension. I wish to express my sincere sorrow
to his family for this loss.
From: Jeanna Russell
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Our deepest sympathy to Gearld and Sue, and Mike and Colleen and all
of his nieces and nephews and Rest of family and his friends. We regret
none of the Yoder family can make it to funeral. We want you to know our
thoughts and prayers will be with you. God Bless you for the wonderful
care you gave Don. We will miss him at the reunions but he left us many
wonderful memories to cherish.
From: Cousin Susan (Yoder) and Bill Bullock
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Don was so brave and trusted in his Lord through all his illness.  He was
blessed with a wonderful and loving family. My thoughts and prayers are
with you all in your sorrow. May you be comforted knowing Don is now
in heaven with his Lord.
From: Kathy Wozniak
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Don was my friend ,he was a good man ,very funny and I spent many
hours at sporting events with him...loved by all ...he will be missed
From: Larry Griggs