Ervin A. Bontrager, 78, of Millersburg, died at 11:15 am, on Thursday, August 5 at his residence. He was born on April 16, 1943, in LaGrange, to Amos D. and Esther (Eash) Bontrager. On December 18, 1962, in Topeka, he married Irene M. Lambright; she died June 5, 2019. Surviving are six daughters, LorAnna (LaVern) Hochstetler of Middlebury, Arlene (Al) Fry of Millersburg, Thelma (Dave) Bontrager of Middlebury, Ramah (Ervin) Lehman of Middlebury, Treva (Mervin) Miller of Topeka, Glenda (Menno) Hershberger of Millersburg; two sons, Kenneth (Jewel) Bontrager of Goshen, Leon (Darlene) Bontrager of Middlebury; 30 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; stepmother, Mary (Kurtz) Bontrager of Topeka; three sisters, Katie (John) Hochstetler of LaGrange, Ida (Leroy) Weaver of Shipshewana, Fannie (Perry) Lehman of Topeka; sister-in-law, Mary Bontrager of Middlebury. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; great-grandson, Isaiah Bontrager; stepmother, Bertha (Yoder) Bontrager; two brothers, Eli and Levi Bontrager; sister Mary Slabaugh. Ervin was a farmer and factory worker. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday, August 6 and all day Saturday, August 7 at the family residence, 9775 W. 400 S., Millersburg. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, August 8 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Levi Lee Beachy and the home ministers. Burial will be in Honeyville Cemetery, Topeka.
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