Perry L. Bontrager

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Perry L. Bontrager

June 30, 1928 - February 17, 2019

Perry L. Bontrager Perry L. Bontrager, 90, of Shipshewana, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at his residence.
He was born June 30, 1928, in at his current residence to Levi L. and Rebecca (Schrock) Bontrager. On April 25, 1957, in Nappanee, he married Katie F. Chupp. She survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons, Perry (Rosetta) Bontrager Jr., Lavern (Linda) Bontrager, Marvin (Ruth) Bontrager, all of Shipshewana; two daughters, Alta (Larry) Borkholder of Goshen, Martha (Robert) Bontrager of Millersburg; 26 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; brother, Samuel Bontrager of Lake Wales, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Sue Ann Bontrager; three brothers, Andrew Bontrager, Mahlon Bontrager, Amos Bontrager; two sisters, Fannie Miller and Amanda Bontrager.
Perry had been a farmer for most of his life and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church, which he was ordained a minister in 1969 and then a bishop in 1971.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, and all day Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the family's residence, 10340 W. 250 N. Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Ernie Troyer and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on February 17, 2019
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