June 24, 1947 ~ April 15, 2018

Freda A. Bontrager, 70, of Shipshewana, died at 5:15 pm on Sunday, April 15,
at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. She was born on June 24, 1947 in Sturgis, MI,
to Andy J. and Katie (Petersheim) Schrock. On December 22, 1967 in
LaGrange County she married Elva I. Bontrager, he survives. Survivors in
addition to her husband are two daughters, Esther Bontrager at home,
Amanda (Joseph) Coblentz of LaGrange; six sons, David (Katie) Bontrager of
Markesan, WI, Ervin (Edna) Bontrager of LaGrange, Andy (Etta) Bontrager of
Goshen, Ammon (Ella) Bontrager of Cambria, WI, Daniel (Suella) Bontrager of
Shipshewana, Eli Bontrager at home; 47 grandchildren, five great
grandchildren; seven sisters, Edith (Edward) Schmucker of Homer, MI, Wilma
(Alvin) Beechy and Amanda Beechy both of LaGrange, Mary (Elmer)
Bontrager of Cambria, WI, Ada Schrock of Shipshewana, Clara (Dennis)
Bontrager of Dalton, WI, Miriam (Nelson) Hershberger of Shipshewana; five
brothers, David (Elnora) Schrock of Pardeeville, WI, Ervin (Esther Fern)
Schrock of LaGrange, Mervin (Mary) Schrock of Middlebury, Daniel (Orphie)
Schrock of Hillsboro, WI, Jacob (Mattie) Schrock of Cambria, WI.  She was
preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Miriam Bontrager, sister, Lydian
Schrock. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish
Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm Monday April 16, and all day Tuesday,
April 17 at the family residence, 0250 S. State Rd. 5, Shipshewana. Funeral
services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, April 18, at the Laverne E.
Bontrager residence, 0700 S. State Rd. 5, Shipshewana. Services will be
conducted by Bishop Lyle Yoder and the home ministers. Burial will be in
Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.


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Freda A. Bontrager
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