April 4, 1963 -- July 25, 2016

Shari Lynn Bontrager, 53, of Middlebury, died at 4:24 pm on Monday, July 25,
at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.  Her death was extremely unexpected and
was due to a brain aneurysm. She was born on April 4, 1963 in Milwaukee, WI,
to Glenn H. and Sandra (Moore) Card. On August 9, 1984 in Las Vegas, NV she
married Lyle Bontrager, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are
a daughter, Aimee Bontrager of Jesup, GA; a son, Anthony Bontrager of
Tempe, AZ; a sister, Stacy (Michael) Peters of Elkhart; a brother, Steven (Judy)
Card of Dalton, GA and grandmother, Arlyne Moore of Duluth MN. She was
preceded in death by her parents. Shari was an Administrative Legal Assistant
for the City of Goshen; she had been the Executive Secretary to the President
of Coachman for 20 years. She loved the beach, reading and spending time
with family. She enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, trivia, taking her dog
Chloe on walks and a cold beer with green olives. She was known as a great
organizer and planner. Visitation will be from 10:00 am -2:00 pm on Saturday
July 30, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. A
memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm. You are welcome to send flowers;
especially Shari’s favorite Calla Lilies or make donations to the National Fallen
Firefighters Foundation. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gene Troyer. A
celebration of Shari's life will be held at the Middlebury Fire Station at
approximately 3:30 pm following the memorial service.    Online condolences
may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.  

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So sorry for your loss. Another good person gone to Heaven, no more
suffering, no more pain.
From: Kathy (Flynn) Watwood
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Lyle, Aimee,and Tony I just wanted to say how truly sorry I am !!!  I know I
haven't seen you guys for a long time, but I do know she was a amazing,
beautiful lady!!!!!  I wish we could have had reconnected!!!   But I am so blessed
to have been able to call Shari my family!!!  If you need anything please let me
know!! I love you guys and I'm keeping you all in my prayers!!!!!!
Love, Lorraine
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I knew Shari as a young girl when she lived next door to me in Plano, TX.  She
and my daughter were best friends. I saw her a couple of more times during
her teenage years when we would get together with Sam and Glenn but was
able to keep us with her through Sam's annual Christmas letters and then as a
friend on Facebook.  She was an amazing wife, mother and friend and I know
she will be missed by all.  My condolences to all of her family.
From: Lynne Brooks
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My thoughts and prayers are with you.  I only met Shari a few years ago, but
she made you feel right at home and as if you had been friends forever.  I know
there will be a void which can never be truly filled, but your memories will carry
her in your hearts forever, and that is a true blessing.
From: Lewanna Bell-Lloyd
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I am so very sorry to hear about Shari! I was in a card club with her many years
ago, she was so much fun and full of life! Her family was everything to her! She
will be missed!
From: Linda Brown
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My condolences to the Bontrager Family. What a beautiful woman with a
beautiful smile, will always remember what a kind person Shari was, will be
greatly missed! God Bless your family!
From: Julie Ginger
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Aimee and family, our deepest sympathies to you at this time. Our thoughts
and prayers will be with you all.
From: Sandra Gorse and family
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I was so sorry to hear about the death of your sister.  I pray God will wrap his
arms around you and your family to comfort you during this time.
From: Sandy Cohee
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We are so sorry for your loss. Shari was such an amazing person and will be
missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
From: Kris (Huys) Maharg & family
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I'm so very sorry for your loss.  I work with Shari's sister Stacy. Shari is just as
beautiful as her sister. My heart just breaks for you all. We'll keep you in our
thoughts & prayers.
From: Nancy Veen & Steve Price
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I'm so sorry to hear about your Sister, Stacy.  My thoughts and prayers are
with you and your family.
From: Bobbi Torrance
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There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Shari was
amazing and spunky and greatly loved. You guys are an amazing family and I
think about you all often. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I love
you guys!
From: Lynsey Weber
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Lyle, Aimee,Tony and Stacy,
We are so sorry to hear about Shari.  What tragic loss for many. Shari was a
one of a kind. Those that knew her for a brief time or long time were blessed
along the way. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Dawn Gage
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Dear Lyle, Aimee, and Anthony and family, our hearts are breaking for all of
you. What a shock to hear about Shari. Please know we have you in our heart
and prayers. We cannot imagine what you are going through. But I know
because of what we are going through, you too will have the love and support
of all your friends and family you WILL smile again!! God will get you through
From:Tom and Cindy Hackett
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Our sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From :Ken & Wanda Weirich & family
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Bill, Riley and I are totally shocked as all are to hear of the loss of Shari. She is
and always will be remembered as friendly, honest and most of all a truly
beautiful human being inside and out! Thank you for letting her be part of the
Williams life.
From: Shelley Williams
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Lyle, I remain at a loss for words except our hearts are breaking for you.
Please know that you and your family are heavy in our prayers and constantly
in our thoughts.
From: Chuck and Clarise
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Our hearts are aching for you and your family Lyle.
From: Kendrea and Doug
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Aimee, Tony, and Lyle: We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your
mother. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this
difficult time. I know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling
right now but know that we are here for you. God bless and comfort as only He
From: Suzette & Chip Horton - Jesup, GA.
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Tony, please know that all of your Louisville crew are thinking about you and
your family.
From: Johna Picco
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Just read about this on Bud Nelson's FB. So sorry, Lyle.
From: Jason Emley
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We have wonderful memories of Sherri living in Olathe!!
Please accept our sincere condolences!
The Gary Younger Family from Olathe, KS
Gary & Brenda
Hollie & Justin and family
Brock & Nicki and family
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the whole family!
We love you!
From: The Gary Younger Family
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Such fond memories of an amazing friend and person. I will miss you my
From: Robin Hessner
Shari Lynn Bontrager