David L. Bontrager, 70, of Shelbyville

David L. Bontrager, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born March 29, 1953 in Elkhart, IN to Levi E and Ada Mae (Eash) Bontrager.

David married Cheri Micchia on July 14, 1990 and the following year they welcomed a new addition when son Elijah joined big brother, Adam.

David was a proud Union Carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Union Local 301. He loved spending time with his family, and his dog, Johnny. David also enjoyed going to the casino with his wife, fishing, gardening, and riding his Harley Davidson

David is survived by his wife, Cheri, his sons Elijah (wife, Jessie) Bontrager and Adam (wife, Gabriella) Klos, 3 grandsons, Caleb, Nolan, and Luis, his brothers, Daniel (wife, Anna) Bontrager, Samuel (wife, Rhonda) Bontrager, Ervin (wife, Linda) Bontrager, Melvin (wife, Ann) Bontrager, Ray (wife, Regina) Bontrager, and Earl (wife, Angela) Bontrager, his sisters, Esther (husband, Lamar) Hochstetler, Freda (husband, David) Zehr, Wilma (husband, Galen) Miller, Mary Sue (husband, Aden) Chupp and Irene (husband, Vernon) Schmucker, 56 nephews and nieces, plus at least 96 great nephews and nieces.

David was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Perry L. Bontrager, his great niece, Taylor and great nephew, Elijah.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve David’s family.

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