June 1, 1921 - April 22, 2013
SHIPSHEWANA - Lydia B. Bontreger, 91, died at 11:07 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in LaGrange County to Benjamin and Lizzie (Miller) Bontrager. On May 16, 1987, in LaGrange County, she married Elmer M. Bontreger. He died June 25, 2012.
Surviving are stepchildren Glen (Polly Anna) Bontreger, Eldon Ray (Sheila) Bontreger, Perry (Mary Lou) Bontreger, Vernon (Sue) Bontreger, Ora (Christine) Bontreger, Mary (Ez) Ropp of Middlebury, Waneta (Raymond) Yoder, Esther Ellen (Phillip) Yoder, Edna Mae (Wilbur) Bontrager, Freda (Lee) Richardson, Carolyn Bontreger and Ruth (Orla) Bontrager; 45 stepgrandchildren; 130 great-stepgrandchildren; and two great-great-stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by son-in-law Elmer Eash and siblings Manasses, Joseph and Noah Bontrager, Saloma Mast and Barbara Gingerich.
Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, and all day Wednesday, April 24, at the family's residence, 3500 N. 500 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Ray Miller residence, 3930 N. 500 W., Shipshewana. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.