William Bontrager, 74
January 5, 2013 by WLKM
William S. Bontrager, 74, died Tuesday at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen, Ind.
He was born April 21, 1938, to Samuel and Fannie (Bontrager) Bontrager in Centreville. On June 20, 1965, he married Wilma K. Golden in Mexico, Mo. She died June 8, 1995.
He is survived by two daughters, Joyce K. Stamper of Elkhart, Ind., and Barbara Knight of Goshen; two sons, Michael W. Bontrager of Millersburg, Ind., and William (Casie) Bontrager Jr. of Goshen; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna (Tobie) Yoder of Colon and Lizzie (Albert) Hochstetler of Sturgis; and three brothers, Henry (Dorothy) Bontrager of Wisconsin, Menno Bontrager of Burr Oak and Amos (Lillian) Bontrager of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and six siblings, Christ, Levi and Rueben Bontrager, Anna Stauffer and Katie Hochstetler; and a half-sister, Nancy.
A four-year resident of the area and a member of New Paris Church of the Brethren, he worked in the manufactured housing industry.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pastor Stan Godfrey, New Paris Church of the Brethren, will officiate.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Online condolences may be sent to www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.