Lydia Mae Bontrager


Lydia Mae Bontrager, 94, Centreville, Michigan, died Sunday morning, July 14, at her home.
She was born April 22, 1925, in Centreville, daughter of the late Alvin J. and Lydia (Hochstetler) Yoder.
On March 1, 1942, she married William Bontrager. He preceded her in death Oct. 2, 2009.
She is survived by 10 children, Alvin (Susie) Bontrager, Granton, Wisconsin, Elizabeth (Eli) Chupp, Nappanee, Indiana, Levi (Mary Esther) Bontrager, Centreville, Lydia (Amos) Miller, Sturgis, Wilma Miller of Colon, Joseph (Fannie) Bontrager, Sturgis, Clara Bontrager, Centreville, Dena Bontrager, Centreville, William (Katie Ellen) Bontrager, Centreville, and Sylvia (Mervin) Eash, Burr Oak; 67 grandchildren; 255 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; and six siblings, William, Wisconsin, Mary, Minnesota, Wilma, New York, Harvey, Florida, Elven, Kentucky, and Ervin, New York.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one daughter, Alma Bontrager; son-in-law, Wayne Miller; daughter-in-law, Esther Bontrager; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nine brothers, Joseph, Amos, Levi, Alvin Jr., Jesse, Edwin, Henry, David and Melvin; and four sisters, Fannie, Clara, Edna and Sylvia.
The family will receive friends beginning after 2 p.m. Tuesday and all day Wednesday at the Paul Bontrager residence located at 60222 Lepley Road, Centreville, Michigan 49032, where funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The home ministers will officiate.
Burial will follow the service at the Old Order Amish Cemetery in Centreville.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published on July 16, 2019
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