Marie Catherine Bontrager
Marie Catherine Bontrager, 89, of Centreville, Michigan, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, surrounded by her family at her daughter Orvin and Miriam Bontrager's residence.
Marie was born Feb. 19, 1930, a daughter of the late William N. and Lydiaann (Miller) Bontrager.
On Feb. 9, 1950, she married Ezra J. Bontrager. They lived most their lives together in the Centreville area, where she was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Marie is survived by three sons, Marvin (Alma) Bontrager of Nappanee, Indiana, William (Rosanna) Bontrager of Leonidas and Freeman (Ella Mae) Bontrager of Sturgis, Michigan; four daughters, Lydia (Harvey) Hochstetler of Colon, Michigan, Sylvia (Marvin) Yoder of Colon, Miriam (Orvin) Bontrager of Colon and Marie (Allen) Yoder of Centreville; 34 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, two brothers Leroy Bontrager of Hicksville, Ohio, and Samuel (Bessie) Bontrager of Nappanee; two brothers-in-law, Ezra (Mary) Gingerich of Millersburg, Indiana and Levi (Esther) Hostetler of Shipshewana, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Anna Bontrager of Centreville; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by: one infant son; one infant daughter; one grandson; one infant great-granddaughter; three sisters, Bertha, Pauline and Alta; a brother, Alva; and three in-laws.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Allen Yoder residence, 26798 Wasepi Road, Centreville, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, starting at 1 P.M. and all-day Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Funeral services will also be held at Allen Yoder's residence Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with home ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Old Order Amish Cemetery in Centreville. The family was assisted by the Schipper Funeral Home LTD.
Published on September 22, 2019


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