Levi W. Bontrager
                                 November 12, 1926 -- May 5, 2015

Levi W. Bontrager, 88, of Shipshewana, died at 8:20 am on Tuesday, May 5, at
his residence. He was born on November 12, 1926 in LaGrange County to
William L. and Mattie (Yoder) Bontrager. On January 20, 1948 he married Ruby
Ellen Miller; she died April 7, 2006. Surviving are four daughters, Fannie (Joe)
Bontrager of Burr Oak, MI, Edna (Henry) Miller of Cisne, IL, Rosanna (Gerald)
Hochstetler of Markesan, WI, Mattie (LaVern) Yoder of LaGrange; seven sons,
William (Annabelle) Bontrager of Middlebury, Amos (Elsie) Bontrager of
Shipshewana, Abe (Lydia Mae) Bontrager of LaGrange, Willis (Linda)
Bontrager of Syracuse, Ezra (Wilma) Bontrager and Vernon (Ella Mae)
Bontrager both of Shipshewana, John (Ruby) Bontrager of LaGrange; two
daughters-in-law, Mary Ann Bontrager of LaGrange and Mary Lou (Mark)
Smith of Shipshewana; 75 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 103
great grandchildren, many step-great grandchildren, one great-great
granddaughter; two brothers, Ezra (Clara) Bontrager of Wolcottville and Abe
(Anna) Bontrager of Dalton, WI; three sisters, Millie Stutzman of Augusta, WI,
Emma Schmucker of Cambria, WI, Mattie (Chris) Graber of Seymour, MO. He
was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sons, Perry and Levi
Bontrager; three brothers, Amos, an infant brother, Milo Bontrager; seven
sisters, Mary Schrock, Ida Bontrager, Ella Yoder, Polly Schrock, Susie
Lambright, Sarah Bontrager, Lydia Bontrager. He was a farmer and member
of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 3:00 pm on
Wednesday, May 6 and all day Thursday, May 7. Funeral services will be at 9:
30 am on Friday, May 8, all the services will be held at the family’s residence,
8820 West 050 North Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop
Monroe Yoder and the home ministers. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery,
Shipshewana.




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