Melvin C. Bontrager

Born: Tue., May 21, 1929
Died: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 01, 2017
Location: Bethany Fellowship School

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Bethany Fellowship School

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Melvin C. Bontrager, 88, of Kokomo, died on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 12:45 a.m. at his residence.

Melvin was born on May 21, 1929, in Arthur, Illinois, to Christian N. and Lovina (Kauffman) Bontrager.  He married Laura (Miller) Bontrager on September 12, 1950, and she preceded him in death on May 31, 2010.  They lived in matrimony for 59 years 8 ½ months.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Survivors include two daughters and three sons, Ida Mae (Emory) Herschberger, Lonnie (Sara) Bontrager, Wilma (Jacob) Kauffman, Clarence (Ruth Ann) Bontrager, and Christy (Lydia Mae) Bontrager, 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, four brothers, seven sisters, and five sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, five sisters, two brothers, one great-granddaughter and one son-in-law.

Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Bethany Fellowship School, 5169 N. 600 E., Kokomo.  Burial will follow in Christner Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017, at the school.  Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, Greentown, is handling arrangements.

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