Fanny Mae (Nissley) Bontrager

Born: Thu., Apr. 4, 1935
Died: Wed., Jul. 12, 2017


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 13, 2017
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 14, 2017
Location: Ernest Miller Residence

Funeral Service

9:30 AM Sat., Jul. 15, 2017
Location: Ernest Miller Residence

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Fanny Mae (Nissley) Bontrager passed away on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at her home.  She was born April 4, 1935 in Thomas, OK to Andy D. and Mary (Yutzy) Nissley.  On May 18, 1961, she married Allen A. Bontrager in Ligonier, IN.  To this union were brought four children from a former marriage:  Elson, Elmina, Nada and Lorene.  Seven children were born to this marriage:  Mary, Minerva, Melvin, Martha, Malinda, Ellen and Elizabeth.  She had a passion for teaching which extended back to 1957.  She also enjoyed gardening.  The family moved to LaGrange, IN from Kokomo, IN in 1971.  Left to carry on life’s duties:  Husband:  Allen A. Bontrager.  Children:  Reuben and  Emma Brandenberger of LaGrange, IN,  Eli and Elmina Hochstetler of LaGrange, IN,  Greg and Nada Henderson of LaGrange, IN, Brackie and Lorene Fugate of LaGrange, IN, Ernest & Mary Miller of Howe, IN, Paul and Minerva DeJianne of Huntertown, IN, Melvin and Rachel Bontrager of Howe, IN, Danny and Martha Miller of Homer, MI, Raymond and Melinda Yutzy of Princeton, MO, Joshua and Ellen Murphy of Hillsboro, WI, Dan and Elizabeth Salisbury of LaGrange, IN.  43 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 7 step great-grandchildren.  2 brothers:  Leroy and Katie Nissley of Wolcottville, IN and William and Susan Nissley of Georgia.  3 sisters: Lloyd and Katie Viola Hochstetler of Middlebury, IN, Amos and Mary Margaret Hochstetler of Milford, IN and Albert and Ruby Ellen Hochstedler of Kokomo, IN.  Preceding her in death were her parents, 1 brother – John.  1 son – Elson Bontrager, 1 granddaughter – Christi Ornelas and 1 great-grandson – Daniel Beechy.  Visitation will be held on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday July 14, 2017 from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. at the Ernest Miller Residence at 6425 N 100 W., Howe, IN  46746.  The funeral service will be at the Miler residence on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. with the Home Ministry.  Burial will be in Mast Cemetery, LaGrange, IN.  Carney-Frost Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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