Ervin W. Bontrager
                                 August 27, 1932 -- November 14, 2018

Ervin W. Bontrager, 86, of Topeka, died at 1:22 am, on Wednesday, November
14, at his winter residence in Sarasota, FL. He was born on August 27, 1932,
in LaGrange County, to William J. and Ada E. (Miller) Bontrager. On October
20, 1955 in LaGrange County he married Martha Ellen Miller; she died  
October 27, 2011. Surviving are a niece, Inez (Norman) Yutzy of Topeka;
special friends, Steve (Elaine) Jones of Topeka; 37 nieces and nephews; four
sisters, Anna Kauffman and Mattie Bontrager both of LaGrange, Emma
(Daniel) Beechy and Ada Bontrager both of Topeka; brother, Enos (Anna
Marie) Bontrager of Shipshewana; two sisters-in-law, Mattie Bontrager of
Dalton, WI and Joan Bontrager of Shipshewana. He was preceded in death
by his wife; parents; three brothers, Elmer, Amos, and Daniel Bontrager. He
was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Old Order Amish
Church. Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 17 and all day
Sunday, November 18 at the Norman Yutzy residence, 4745 S. 500 West,
Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, November 19 also at
the residence.  Services will be conducted by Bishop David Hochstetler and
the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.  
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with

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