Goshen News, Goshen, IN


November 1, 2013

Orville Dean Bontrager

Aug. 12, 1964-Oct. 31, 2013

LAGRANGE — Orville Dean Bontrager, 49, of LaGrange, died at 12:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, at his residence. He had been sick with an eating disorder since the first of May 2013 and had been an invalid all of his life.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1964, in LaGrange County to Lester M. and Edna (Weaver) Bontrager.

Survivors in addition to his mother are three brothers, Calvin Ray Bontrager and Paul Devon (LeEtta) Bontrager, both of LaGrange, and Kenny Wayne (Edna) Bontrager of Topeka; eight nephews, seven nieces, four great nephews, five great nieces, nine aunts and three uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, two nephews, four aunts and one uncle.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be all day today, Nov. 1, at the family residence, 6055 W. 050 South, LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Earl Yoder residence, 6100 W. 050 South, LaGrange.

Services will be conducted by Bishop John Mishler and the home ministers.

Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

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