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John J. Bontrager, age 91 years, 8 months and 16 days, of Centreville, Michigan, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Allen Yoder residence.
John was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Dodge City, Kansas, a son of the late John M. and Elizabeth (Mullet) Bontrager.
John lived in Centreville most of his life and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He is survived by one brother, Henry J. (Beverly) Bontrager, Sturgis; one sister, Fannie J. Yoder, Centreville; two sisters-in-law, Lydia Bontrager and Marie Bontrager, both of Colon and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers, Benedict, Levi, Manasses, William, Alvin, Ezra, Enos, Neal and Martin; a sister, Miriam; and eight-in-laws.
The family will receive relatives and friends all day Tuesday, Sept. 12, and Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Allen Yoder residence, 26798 Wasepi Road, Centreville, MI 49032.
Funeral services will take place Thursday, Sept. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the Allen Yoder residence with the home ministers officiating.
Burial will follow at the Old Order Amish Cemetery in Centreville.
The family was assisted by the Schipper Funeral Home LTD, Colon.
Published on September 11, 2017
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