November 7, 1941 -- October 23, 2018

Menno M. Bontrager, 76, of Middlebury, died at 6:04 pm on Tuesday,
October 23 at Courtyard of Goshen. He was born on November 7,
1941 in Shipshewana, to Mahlon and Rosa (Lambright) Bontrager. On
March 26, 1966 in LaGrange, he married Marilyn Lehman, she
survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are two sisters, Katie
Knepp of Topeka, Susie Lehman of Shipshewana; brother, Elmer
Bontrager of Shipshewana; sister-in-law, Wilma Bontrager of Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd Bontrager;
sister, Clara Bontrager. Menno was a member of First Mennonite
Church of Middlebury. He drove truck 23 years for Jayco delivering
RV’s and was an Amish taxi driver more recently. He loved genealogy
and spending winters in Florida. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm
on Friday, October 26 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South
Main Street, Middlebury and one hour prior to the 10:00 am funeral
service on Saturday, October 27 at First Mennonite Church,
Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastors Sam Troyer and
Phil Yoder. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to First Mennonite Church of Middlebury.
Online condolences may be offered at

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Marilyn, Wayne and I were so sorry to hear about Menno's passing.  
He had been on our hearts since we found out that his tumor came
back. We will be praying for you!!! I did have to think today, that my
mom and dad were probably standing in heaven waiting for him!!
From: Monica and Wayne Miller
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Sorry to hear about the great loss but I know he is with the Lord and
in great hands.
From: Ernie Lambright
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Marilyn , so sorry to hear of Menno's passing. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you. We often speak of the good visit and tour of
Sarasota the 2 of you gave us several years ago.
From: Elroy and Bonnie Shrock
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Marilyn we were so sorry to hear about Menno. We are down here in
Fl. Our thoughts are with you.
From: Glen and Esther Mast
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Sorry to hear about Menno passing we are down south our prayers
are with you he will be missed
From: Ernie/Katie Mullet
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To say sorry is hard as it is but saying goodbye forever to the late
Menno Bontrager is even harder. He was one that could makes you
laugh and smile when it is a well needed any time and anywhere. My
vision of heaven is a place where loved ones who have gone on
before just waiting at the gate with open arms to welcome home a
man such as Menno, and as he turn around to wave to those whom
he left behind with a smile, but the best part is if we could see him
now without pain and suffering as he tells of his journey here on
earth. Well in that case have a grand time in heaven Menno and make
them laugh very hard sir.                                          
From: John Liezl Patterson and the boys.
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Marilyn, we join with you in grieving and missing Menno but we also
rejoice with him,knowing he is present with the Lord and enjoying the
glory of heaven where he now resides, with a new pain free body.
Praise the Lord! We are so thankful Menno trusted in the Lord Jesus!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you for comfort, peace and
strength for today and future days. We know that He will take care of
you as it states in the 23rd Psalm.      
From: Amos & Bonnie Eash
Menno M. Bontrager