Nettie Marie Bontrager
April 3, 1922 -- April 8, 2015
Nettie Marie Bontrager, 93, of Goshen, died at 11:58 am on Wednesday, April
8, at the Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen, where she had stayed since
her fall on March 6, 2015. She was born on April 3, 1922 in Goshen to Levi M.
and Ida Mae (Miller) Schrock. On January 21, 1943 in Goshen, she married
Vernon D. Bontrager, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are
four daughters, Eileen (Alvin) Miller of Goshen, Ruby (Richard) Beachy of
Champaign, IL, Phyllis Ramer of Wakarusa, Arloa (Rohrer Bomberger)
Bontrager of Goshen; a daughter-in-law, Patty Bontrager of Howe; three
sons, Leonard (Judy) Bontrager of Rochester, Clifford (Julia) Bontrager of
Pangburn, AR, Myron (Dana) Bontrager of Goshen; 18 grandchildren, 39
great grandchildren, several step-children and step-grandchildren; three
sisters, Frieda (Sam) Yoder of Nashwauk, MN, Christina Schrock of Ligonier,
Naomi (Mervin) Mast of Goshen; four brothers, LeRoy Schrock of Sparta, WI,
Stanley Schrock of Macon, MS, Clifford Schrock of Augusta, WI, Levi
Schrock, Jr. of Goshen. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son,
Glendon, four sisters, Mildred Shetler, Lydia Ann Bontrager, Mary Ellen Miller
and Darlene Schrock and a brother, Leon Schrock. Nettie was a member of
Roselawn Mennonite Church in Middlebury. She served as head cook for
four years at Bethel Camp in Rowdy, Kentucky, was a homemaker and is well
known for her giving and generous spirit. She will always be remembered for
her homemade cookies, bread and delicious meals, many of which were
given away as gifts of appreciation or as a blessing to those in need. She will
be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00
and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday, April 11, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003
South Main Street Middlebury. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the
2:00 pm funeral service on Sunday April 12, at Siloam Fellowship, Goshen.
Services will be conducted by Myron Bontrager, and the Rev.’s Thad
Lechlitner and Troy Brubacher. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to Gospel Echoes, Goshen.
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I am so very sorry for your great loss, but I know that Nettie is rejoicing in
heaven now, free from pain! Praise God that we have that assurance! Bless
you all as you grieve and mourn her passing.
Love you, Eleanor Johnston
So sorry for your loss,she will be greatly missed and home comings will not
be the same. Love you all
Linda Bontrager, Pangburn, AR