Elijah Jace Helmuth, infant son of Steve M. and Lori Ann (Bontrager) Helmuth of
Middlebury, was stillborn at 9:10 pm, on Sunday, May 31 at New Eden Care
Center, Topeka. Surviving along with his parents is a brother, Tyler Joel
Helmuth at home, grandparents, Marlin & Katie Helmuth and Ervin & Linda Sue
Bontrager all of Shipshewana; great-grandparents, Sadie Hochstetler and Levi &
Ada Bontrager all of Shipshewana, Esther Hochstetler of Bremen. He was
preceded in death by great grandparents, Samuel Wingard, Oscar & Barbara
Helmuth and John Henry Hochstetler. Family and friends may gather at 3:00 pm
on Tuesday June 2, for a graveside service at Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Services will be conducted by Bishop Alvin Hershberger of the Old Order Amish
Church and the home ministers.