Harvey Stutzman Jr., 80, of Shipshewana, died unexpectedly at 5:00 am on Friday, July 9 at his residence. He was born on March 9, 1941, in Etna Green, to Harvey and Rosa (Slabaugh) Stutzman. On May 14, 1964, in Shipshewana, he married Bonnie Jean Troyer; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are three daughters, Ruth Ann (Wilbur) Schmucker, Sharon (Marion) Mullet, Linda (Lamar) King all of Shipshewana; four sons, Kenneth (Sharon) Stutzman, Loren (Miriam) Stutzman, David Stutzman, Leon (Lovina) Stutzman all of Shipshewana; son-in-law, Mahlon (special friend Doris Bontrager) Bontrager of Shipshewana; 37 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathryn (Earl) Yoder of Nappanee; brother-in-law, Herman Yoder of Nappanee. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rebecca Jean Bontrager; grandson, Mark Allen Stutzman; brother, Lloyd H. Stutzman; two sisters, Fern Yoder, Tressie Helmuth; brother-in-law, Edwin Helmuth; sister-in-law, Frieda Stutzman; step sister-in-law, Edna Helmuth. Harvey was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 10 and all day Sunday, July 11 at the Harley Bender residence, 7060 W. 100 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, July 12 also at the Harley Bender residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Gerald Troyer and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.
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