Edwin J. Bontrager
                                February 5, 1923 -- June 11, 2019

Edwin J. Bontrager, 96, of Shipshewana, died at 4:00 am, on Tuesday,
June 11 at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. He was born on February 5,
1923, in Shipshewana, to Eli J. and Amanda (Miller) Bontreger. On
September 6, 1945 in LaGrange County, he married Anna Yoder; she
died May 2, 2009. Surviving are three sons, Thomas (Julie) Bontrager of
Carmel, Mervin (Kathy) Bontrager of Middlebury, J. Mark (Phyllis)
Bontrager of Shipshewana; four daughters, Polly Anna Bontrager of
LaGrange, Esther (David) Wenger of Shipshewana, Elizabeth (Alvin)
Schneider of Broadway, VA, Kathy Yoder of LaGrange; 13
grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
wife; parents; three grandchildren, Christopher Carl, Megan Elizabeth,
and Heidi Ann Schneider; son-in-law, Jack Yoder; three brothers, John,
Manasseh, and Levi Bontreger; two sisters, Lydia Stoltzfus, Katie
Stutzman-Miller. He was a member of Riverview Christian Fellowship in
White Pigeon, MI. He worked in local factories and was the
owner/operator of Topeka Hardware and Town & Country Hardware in
Shipshewana. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm,
on Saturday June 15 at Riverview Christian Fellowship, 69212 US
Highway 131 South, White Pigeon, MI. Friends and family will gather at  
9:00 am on Sunday, June 16 at Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury, just
west of CR 1000 West on CR 100 South, for a graveside service. A
celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 16 at
Riverview Christian Fellowship. Services will be conducted by Pastor
Merlin Miller. Memorials may be given to Riverview Christian Fellowship
Building Fund.  

                       
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