Vernon D. Bontrager
                    November 21, 1921 ~November 9, 2020

Vernon D. Bontrager, 98, of Middlebury, died at 6:28 pm, on Monday,
November 9, 2020 at Green House Village, Blueberry Hill. He was
born on November 21, 1921, in Shipshewana, to David and Lydia
(Miller) Bontrager. On January 21, 1943 in Shipshewana he married
Nettie M. Schrock; she died April 8, 2015. Surviving are four
daughters, Eileen (Alvin) Miller of Goshen, Ruby (Richard) Beachy of
Texas, Phyllis Ramer of Florida, Arloa (Rohrer Bomberger) Bontrager
of Goshen; daughter-in-law, Patty Bontrager of Arkansas; three sons,
Leonard Bontrager of Rochester, Clifford Bontrager of Arkansas,
Myron (Dana) Bontrager of Goshen; 18 grandchildren, 39 great
grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, several
step-grandchildren; two sisters, Alma (Ammon) Miller of Topeka,
Fannie (Crist) Lambright of Topeka. He was preceded in death by his
wife, son, Glendon Bontrager, his parents, three sisters, Anna
Schrock, Wilma Miller, Ida Miller and two brothers, Clarence
Bontrager and Levi Bontrager. He was a member of Roselawn
Conservative Mennonite and had served 4 years at Bethel Camp in
Rowdy, KY and several years on the Church Mission Board. He was a
farmer, worked for Starcraft and most recently for Petrolane Gas Co.
retiring in 1987.  During his retirement years, he enjoyed grading
Bible Study Lessons for the Gospel Echos Prison Ministries. Due to
the current Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no services or viewing. A
private family service will be conducted. Burial will take place at Miller
Cemetery. A family celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be given to Gospel Echoes or Galilean Children's.

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