Farming Rural 07

Emanuel Bontrager

December 16, 1921 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 99)


Emanuel Bontrager, 99, of Greentown, IN passed away at 5:02 AM, Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Century Villa Health Care Center in Greentown. He was born in Howard County on December 16, 1921 the son of Milo and Savilla Hochstedler-Bontrager. Emanuel married Zona Mae Horner on June 9, 1945 and she preceded him in death on February 24, 2008.


Emanuel was a charter member of the Parkview Mennonite Church and a retired Howard County farmer and truck driver. Family above all else, was the most important thing in his life. Emanuel was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.


He is survived by daughter Roxanna (Karl) Sommers of Goshen, IN, granddaughter Hannah Sommers (Anthony Yoder) and great-grandchildren Noah and Zona; granddaughter Kathryn Sommers (Kevin Chorazak), great-grandchildren Reuben and Rosemary, and grandson-in-law  Chad Steenerson; daughter Evidene (Arden) Graber of Etna Green, IN, granddaughter Donna (Ted) Yoder and great-grandchildren Leaha (Anthony) Conrad, Wesley, Lindy, Seth, Lyssa, Lyra and Jesse; grandson Devin Graber; granddaughter Myra (Nathan) Ulmer and great-grandchildren Ethan, Micah, Jacob, and Lainey; grandsons Brice Graber and Aaron Graber; his son Timothy (Sue) Bontrager of Kokomo, IN, granddaughter Kristina (Josiah) Johnson and great-grandchildren Cataleya Rose, Kellan Allen, Ryver Salem, Zona Raven, and Landen David.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Zona Mae, granddaughter Laura Steenerson, great-granddaughter Mandi Joy Ulmer, and brother and sister in law William (Pete) Miriam Bontrager.


Family and friends of Emanuel Bontrager will gather from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Howard-Miami County Mennonite Church 3976 E. 1400 S., Kokomo, IN. A private funeral service will be held Thursday at the church with Pastor Lee Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Hensler-Mast Cemetery. The Service will also be live streamed on Facebook at Eddy Funeral Homes, Inc.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Parkview Mennonite Church.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, 201 N. Main St., Amboy, IN.

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January 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Howard-Miami Mennonite Church
3976 E 1400 S
Kokomo, IN 46901

Private Services

Howard-Miami Mennonite Church
3976 E 1400 S
Kokomo, IN 46901

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