LaVerne D. Bontrager
                                   August 1, 1931 -- August 7, 2017

LaVerne D. Bontrager, 86, of Shipshewana, died at 12:41 am, on Monday,
August 7, at his residence after a brief battle with Leukemia. He was born on
August 1, 1931, in LaGrange County, David J. and Mattie (Hochstetler)
Bontrager. On November 8, 1959 in Elkhart County, he married LeAnna Miller;
she died June 15, 2000. On April 12, 2002 in Shipshewana, he married Lizzie
Mae Yoder; she died May 7, 2013. Surviving is a daughter, Linda (Calvin)
Miller of Shipshewana; four sons, Lavon (Dawn) Bontrager of Spring Hill, KS,
Lyle Bontrager of Goshen, Lonnie Bontrager and Leon (Michelle) Bontrager
both of Shipshewana; step daughter, Beth (Marvin) Bontrager of
Shipshewana; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren; two sisters, Alice
Bontrager and Nina (Barry) Weldy both of Shipshewana. He was preceded in
death by his parents and both wives. He was a member of the Old Order
Amish Church and a factory worker. He enjoyed winters in Florida, spending
time with friends he had worked with at Holly Park. Visitation will be after
2:00 pm on Tuesday August 8, and all day Wednesday August 9, at the Calvin
Miller residence, 0700 N. State Rd. 5, Shipshewana. Funeral services will be
at 9:30 am on Thursday, August 10, also at the Calvin Miller residence.
Services will be conducted by Bishop Chris Bontrager and the home
ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.



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A Dear Cousin with a Great Friendship. Our Condolences and Prayers to the
Family.
From: Norman and Elma Miller
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So sorry for your loss. LaVern was always a bright spot in my day when he
came into The Village Lunch Parlor. He made his mark with many folks in
Shipshewana. May God's peace be with you at this time.
From: Pat Bennett  Frick
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So sorry for your loss. LaVern was always a bright spot in my day when he
came into The Village Lunch Parlor. He made his mark with many folks in
Shipshewana. May God's peace be with you at this time.
From: Pat Bennett  Frick
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