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Todd Bontrager

June 21, 1965 ~ July 14, 2022 (age 57)


Todd Bontrager, 57, of Shipshewana, went home to see Jesus after a diagnosis 4 ½ years ago with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He was born on June 21, 1965 in LaGrange to Willis  and Vera (Miller) Bontrager.  On November 14, 1987 in Topeka he married Donna Christner, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are son, Parker (Caitlin) Bontrager of China Spring, TX; daughter, Paige (Kurt) Lambright of Shipshewana; granddaughters, Piper and Posie Lambright; his mother of Shipshewana; four brothers, Mike (Lynn) Bontrager, Steve (Mindy) Bontrager, Brad (Janeé) Bontrager, Matt (Tana) Bontrager all of Shipshewana. He was preceded in death by his father. Todd was a man who loved Jesus and his family fiercely. He was always working because "there was always something to do"..... right up until he couldn't anymore. Todd's last job was with Hahn Systems. He enjoyed his job and the challenges it gave him to figure things out. He was an Elder at New Life Fellowship Church, Topeka, where he volunteered in many different service areas. He loved family time and was so thankful that God let him meet the two sweetest granddaughters on the planet, before calling him home. The last 4 ½ years Todd learned just how important his relationship with Jesus was and that time with his family was something to treasure. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 8:00 pm on Sunday, July 17, at New Life Fellowship, 2755 South SR 5 Topeka. The family will hold private graveside services prior to the 11:00 am memorial service on Monday, July 18, at New Life Fellowship, Topeka. Services will be conducted by the New Life Ministry Team. Burial will be in Sidener Cemetery, Howe. Memorials may be given to New Life Fellowship Church.  Online condolences may be offered at


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July 17, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
New Life Fellowship
2755 IN-5
Topeka, IN 46571

Memorial Service
July 18, 2022

11:00 AM
New Life Fellowship
2755 IN-5
Topeka, IN 46571

Private Services

Sidener Cemetery
525 IN-120
Howe, IN 46746

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