Olive Bontrager 1932-2016
Olive Bontrager, 83, Wetmore, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Afton Care Center.
She was born April 8, 1932, on the family farm near Goff, the daughter of Henry T. and Lulea M. Brockman Thieme. She graduated from Bancroft High School in 1950.
Mrs. Bontrager worked at Valentino’s Pizza and Bauer’s Chocolate Factory in Lincoln, Neb. She also raised chinchillas and worked on the family farm in Wetmore with her husband.
She was a member of Wetmore Bible Church and the Wetmore Bible Study group.
She married Leo Scotland “Scottie” Bontrager on Aug. 28, 1950, in Soldier. He died Oct. 24, 2009. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Jones and Sharon E. Thieme; two brothers, Omar Thieme and Robert R. Thieme; and a son-in-law, Jim Hansen.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Bontrager and wife Patty, Lincoln, Neb.; two daughters, Lana Hansen, Heber, Ariz., and Sharon Waigand and husband Phil, Thayer, Iowa; two sisters, Pauline Bradley, Lincoln, Neb., and Shirley Woodall, Big Sandy, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery at Goff. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wetmore Bible Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.