March 25, 1936 - July 4, 2013
ELKHART ó Leona E. Bontrager, 77, of Bemidji, Minn., most recently of Elkhart, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Hubbard Hill Estates, Elkhart.
She was born March 25, 1936, in Middlebury to Henry and Sarah (Hochstetler) Miller. On June 12, 1955, she married Alvin J. Bontrager in Goshen. He died Nov. 8, 2011.
Surviving are children Dawn (Lin Hoppel) Bontrager of Mishawaka, Daryl (Marlisa) Yoder-Bontrager of Lancaster, Pa., Duane (Anne Martin) Bontrager of Harrisonburg, Va., and Dennis (Jane) Bontrager of Goshen; nine grandchildren; and siblings Ruth (Jesse) Beachy of Gladys, Va., Elena (Amzie) Yoder of Albuquerque, N.M., Thomas (Naomi) Miller of Middlebury and Simon Miller of Goshen.
She was preceded in death by siblings Jesse and Alpha Miller, Mary Bontrager and Martha Swartzentruber.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to Habitat for Humanity, Tenstrike Community Church or Gideonís International.