Lydia A. Borntrager
March 7, 1922 -- March 13, 2015
Lydia A. Borntrager, 93, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at 5:20
am, on Friday, March 13, at the Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen.
She was born on March 7, 1922, in Shipshewana, to Andrew and Anna
(Yoder) Schrock. On October 7, 1943 in Shipshewana she married Crist
T. Borntrager; he died September 19, 2008. Surviving are three
daughters, Esther (Leroy) Cross, Naomi Chapman and Annetta (Tom)
Good all of Goshen; three sons, Ivan (Jane) Borntrager of Goshen,
Marvin (Linda) Borntrager of Clermont, FL, Norman (Julie) Borntrager
of Middlebury; 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, four step
grandchildren, six step great grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her husband, parents, five brothers, Sam, Andrew, William,
Edward and David Schrock; three sisters, Polly Schrock, Amanda
Yoder and Sarah Bontrager, son-in-law, Joseph Chapman. Lydia was a
member of Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church and lived her life for God
by doing things for other people. She served with women's visitation
at Faith Mission in Elkhart, volunteered with Gospel Echoes, sewed
many comforters, served at Civilian Public Services for several years
and loved spending time with family. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 6:00
pm on Sunday March 15, at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite
Church, CR 38 Goshen. A celebration of life service will be at 11:00 am
on Monday March 16, also at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite
Church. Services will be conducted by Bishop Randall Riegsecker
and the Pleasant Grove Ministry Team. A private burial will be in
Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to
Pleasant Grove Sewing Circle or Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry.
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We are sorry we can't be with you and your family. Know our thoughts
and prayers are with you.
From: Bill and Lucy Long
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I'm so sorry to hear of Lydia's death because she was loved by so
many that have to go on without her. She was a neat lady that loved
freely because of her love for Jesus.
From: Rob and Denise Hershman
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You have always been such an extraordinary family! I attribute this to
the deep roots and faith of your visionary parents, Lydia and Crist.
Lydia always had a sparkle in her eye and good humor to share. She
loved with grace! She made a huge difference in my life. May you find
healing and hope in the coming days. Love you all!
From: Nancy Ryan
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Annetta (Borntrager) Good,
So sorry for your loss. I'm sure you have many, many wonderful
memories of your precious mother! May God grant you peace and
comfort as you celebrate her life on earth and rejoice with her as she
starts her life with Jesus!
From: Jane Oyer