Mahlon M. Bontrager

                       December 23, 1928 -- December 30, 2019

Mahlon M. Bontrager, 91, of Shipshewana, died at 4:00 pm on Monday,
December 30,
at his residence from natural causes. He was born on
December 23, 1928, in LaGrange County, to Manas and Elizabeth (Miller)
Bontrager. On December 21, 1950 in LaGrange County he married Lydia Mae
Yoder, she died July 12, 1991; then on December 13, 1992 in LaGrange
County he married Edna (Mast) Miller, she died May 21, 2016. Surviving are
five sons, Ernest Eugene (Martha) Bontrager of Topeka, Ervin Dean (Erma)
Bontrager of Shipshewana, Dannie Ray (Rose) Bontrager of Shipshewana,
Orla Jay (Carolyn) Bontrager of Shipshewana, Elva Lee Bontrager of
Middlebury; three daughters, Etta Fern (Marvin) Yoder of Goshen, Velda
Wingard of Topeka, Rosemary (Orva, Jr.) Hostetler of Topeka; son-in-law,
Levi Barkman of Millersburg; 54 grandchildren, 145 great-grandchildren;
three stepdaughters, Sue Ann (Homer) Mullet of Kingston, WI, Ida Carolyn
(Omer) Hochstetler of Shipshewana, Marlene (Donnie) Schrock of
Middlebury; two stepsons, Harley and Howard Miller both of LaGrange; 15
step grandchildren,
66 step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Manas, Jr.
(Mary) Bontrager of Topeka, Joni (Freeda) Bontrager of Shipshewana; four
sisters, Amanda Yoder of LaGrange, Neomah Bontrager of Shipshewana,
Betty (Joe, Jr.) Wingard of Shipshewana, Edna Yoder of LaGrange; two
sisters-in-law, Esther Bontrager of Topeka, Ruth Bontrager of Goshen. He
was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; daughter, LeAnna
Barkman; son, Norman Lynn Bontrager; son-in-law, Jerry Wingard; four
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ervin, Levi and
John Bontrager; sister, Martha Schrock. Mahlon was a retired farmer and
carpenter; he was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will
be after 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31, and all day Wednesday, January
1, at the family's residence, 1905 N. 1100 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services
will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, January 2, at the John Troyer residence, 2125
N. 1100 W., Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop Ernie Troyer
and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.