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Allen A. Bontrager
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Obituary for Allen A. Bontrager

Allen A. Bontrager, 89, of Howe, IN died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Bontrager was born May 26, 1928 in Kokomo, IN to Abe D. and Silva H. (Yoder) Bontrager.

Living in LaGrange County since 1971, he moved to the area from Kokomo, IN. Mr. Bontrager was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and a lifetime farmer.

On April 22, 1948 in Kokomo, IN he married Mary M. Beachy; Mrs. Bontrager preceded him in death on July 21, 1959. He then married Fanny Mae Nissley on May 18, 1961 in Ligonier, IN; Mrs. Bontrager preceded him in death on July 12, 2017.

Surviving are nine daughters and eight sons-in-law, Elmina A. and Eli Hochstetler of LaGrange, IN, Nada A. and Greg S. Henderson of LaGrange, IN, Lorene A. and Brackie L. Fugate of LaGrange, IN, Mary A. and Ernest E. Miller of Howe, IN, Minerva and Paul C. DeJianne of Huntertown, IN, Martha A. and Daniel V. Miller of Homer, MI, Malinda A. and Raymond H. Yutzy of Princeton, MO, Ellen A. and Joshua M. Murphy of Hillsboro, WI, and Elizabeth A. Bontrager of LaGrange, IN; a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin A. and Rachel E. Bontrager of Howe, IN; a daughter-in-law, Emma (Reuben) Brandenberger of LaGrange, IN; 43 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, and 7 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma Glazener of Sarasota, FL, and Miriam Warren of Kokomo, IN; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dewey A. Bontrager of New Paris, IN and Ralph A. and Polly Bontrager of Middlebury, IN.

Along with his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Elnora A. Bontrager; a son, Elson Lee Bontrager; a granddaughter, Christi Ornelas; and a great-grandson, Daniel Beechy.

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 9:30 am at the family residence, 6425 N – 100 W, Howe, IN. Bishop Amos Miller and home ministers will officiate.

Burial will follow at Mast Cemetery in rural LaGrange, IN.

Visitation will take place at the family residence on Monday, April 2, 2018 after 4:00 pm and all day on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

2

Apr

4:00 PM
Ernest Miller Residence

6425 N 100 W
Howe, IN 46746

Visitation

Tuesday

3

Apr

10:00 AM
Ernest Miller Residence

6425 N 100 W
Howe, IN 46746

Service

Wednesday

4

Apr

9:30 AM
Ernest Miller Residence

6425 N 100 W
Howe, IN 46746

Cemetery Details

Location

Mast Cemetery

250 W - 150 N
LaGrange, IN 46761

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