Robert Wayne Bontrager

Robert Wayne Bontrager, 87, of Shipshewana, died at 7:45 am on Sunday,
April 8, at his residence. He was born on July 31, 1930 in LaGrange County to
Amos T. and Grace  (Miller) Bontrager.  On August 18, 1951 in Wakarusa he
married Harriet Marie Blosser, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife
are two daughters, Sandi (Martin) Harnish of Willow Street, PA, Janice
Bontrager of Shipshewana; son, Bruce (Natalie) Bontrager of Wolcottville;
seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren; sister, Mary Jo (Lloyd) Miller of
Goshen. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Phillip Bontrager;
brother, Maurice Bontrager and infant sister, Marilee Ann Bontrager. He was a
member of the Emma Mennonite Church where he sang in the church chorus
for over 30 years; he was also a member of the Crusaders singing group. He
was a truck driver for Indiana Wood Products for 30 years and hauled milk  
for Goshen Condensery. He enjoyed watching baseball and basketball.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday April 11, at Emma
Mennonite Church, Topeka. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on
Thursday, April 12, also at the church. The family will be having a graveside
service at Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury, prior to the memorial service.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Gene Hartman. Memorials may be given
to Menno-Clinic.


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Sorry for your loss Janice. Thinking of you and your family.
From: Roger C. Smith
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I'm so sorry to hear of Bob passing away. He will be so missed. He was a
kind and wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Crystal Jones
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Harriet, We are so sorry for your loss.  You will be in our prayers in the days
to come. May the Lord bless you and keep you close in the next season.
From: David and Karen Boyd
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My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Carmen Sharick
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Our prayers are with you.  Keep the wonderful memories close to you.
Blessings to you and your family.
From: Ray and Joan Bontrager
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