Ida J. Bontrager
September 8, 1920 -- December 23, 2015
Ida J. Bontrager, 95, of Goshen, died at 12:25 pm, on Wednesday, December
23 at IU Health Goshen Hospital, from complications from a fall on Saturday.
She was born on September 8, 1920, in Middlebury, to Jacob R. and Katie
(Miller) Miller. On December 12, 1939 in Middlebury, she married Joseph A.
Bontrager, he died December 14, 1981. Surviving are seven daughters, Anna
Mae (Omer) Schlabach of Middlebury, Sarah Ellen (Ervin) Chupp of
Shipshewana, Katie Irene (David) Bontrager and Mary Etta (Orva) Lehman
both of Middlebury, Velda Fern (Edward) Miller of Goshen, Edna Arlene
(Clarence) Mast of Middlebury, Betty Sue (Richard) Miller of Goshen; three
sons, Vernon Lloyd(Katie) Bontrager of Topeka, David LeRoy(Linda)
Bontrager of Middlebury, Daniel Jay(Alice) Bontrager of Goshen; 91
grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 441 great grandchildren, 30 step great
grandchildren, 55 great-great grandchildren, one step great-great grandchild;
sister-in-law, Esther Miller of Middlebury. She was preceded in death by her
husband, parents, daughter, Ida Eileen Bontrager, three grandchildren, nine
great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, daughter-in-law, Anna
Bontrager, eight brothers and three sisters. She was a homemaker and a
member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on
Thursday, December 24 and all day Friday, December 25 at the family
residence, 15154 CR 126, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on
Saturday, December 26 at the Daniel Bontrager residence, 15030 CR 126,
Goshen. Services will be conducted by Bishop Nelson R. Gingerich and the
home ministers. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
~ ~ ~ ~ Online Condolences ~ ~ ~ ~
To all of the Bontrager family, I want to offer my condolences and prayers. I
grew up across the street from Butch and Sarah, they have always been like
family to me. So sorry for your loss.
From Earl L. Bontrager