Ida Bontrager

Ida Bontrager

Monday, June 20th, 1927 Thursday, August 6th, 2020

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Obituary for Ida Mae Bontrager

Ida Mae Bontrager was born June 20, 1927, in Wisconsin to
Felty and Mary (Miller) Bontrager. She died August 6,
2020, McMinnville, Oregon. She was the third of eleven
children growing up in her parents’ Amish (later Mennonite)
Christian home. An additional sibling, Catherine, died as an infant.
Ida grew up in Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Oregon. She
moved from Oregon to Virginia around 1949.

Ida married Albert Bontrager (distant cousin) at the Amish church in Stuarts Draft, Virginia on Sept. 20, 1950. They have four surviving children:
Leroy (Leilani) Bontrager, Toby (Sandi) Bontrager, Tim (Darla)
Bontrager, and Kathleen Payne, raising them in Virginia, Michigan,
Oregon, and Canada. One child, Mary Susan, died as an infant.
As a young couple, Ida and Albert became Mennonites. Ida
attended elementary schools near Rogers, North Dakota, and in
Amity, Oregon. She was a home care worker for various
people in Michigan and Oregon. She attended Chemeketa
Community School learning office skills she used at the
Mid-Valley Workshop near Amity.

Ida was a member of the Sheridan Mennonite Church and her last home was in the Rock of Ages Nursing care facility. She was preceded
in death by her parents; one grandchild, Timothy Bret Bontrager;
and these siblings: Malinda Sommers, Henry aka Bill Bontrager,
Esther Miller, Ella Bontrager, Irvin aka Ray Bontrager, and Elmer
Bontrager. Her former husband Albert preceded her in death on
June 19, 2020. Her surviving siblings are Harvey Bontrager, Elva
Bontrager, Carol Freeman, and Dorothy Eileen Dominquez. She
has 7 surviving grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
She also has many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ida Mae loved to share her faith, singing hymns, cooking, and visiting
family, especially visiting her grandchildren. Many people enjoyed
her delicious homemade goodies. Being a horse trainer’s daughter,
she loved horses and dogs. She and her siblings enjoyed sharing
childhood memories. Private family services will be held to honor Ida. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.

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  • Interment

    Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery
    8174 Sawtell Rd.
    Sheridan, Oregon
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  • Service

    Private Family Services
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Wanita and Chris, Terry, and Tena and Glynn. sent flowers to the family of Ida Mae Bontrager.
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Wanita and Chris, Terry, and Tena and Glynn.

So sorry about your mom. So many memories of her. She was a special lady. Love and Blessings to you all.
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