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Lynn Eric Bontrager

July 17, 1952 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 68)


Lynn Eric Bontrager age 68 of Smithville and a native of New York, passed away Thursday January 21, 2021 at his residence.  He was born July 17, 1952 in Batavia, New York to his parents, the late Amos and Eleanor Smart Bontrager.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn brother, Michael Charles Bontrager.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the American Legion Post 57 in Smith County and the Legion Riders, which he help start, and he was a Methodist.  Lynn worked as a welder.  He is survived by 7 children: Kage Hoshoft of Alexander, NY, Amy Bontrager of Batavia, NY, Merea Bontrager of Brockport, NY, Derick Bontrager of Batavia, NY, Beth (Justin) Lucas of Boise, ID, Sarah (Edgar) Cheney of Salt Lake City, UT, Wade (Tori Erb) Bontrager of Elma, NY; grandchildren: Tyler Hatt, Jade Hinrich, Eric Kleckler, David Kleckler, Brandon Krinkie, Alexis Krinkie, Cameron Bontrager, Paige, Lance, Samantha, Faith Lucas, Hannah, Julia, Benjamin, Peter, and Paul Cheney; sister, Carolyn (Frank) Mazurik of Statesville, TN; brother, Gene (Margaret) Bontrager of Smithville. Graveside services will be 1PM Friday, January 29, 2021 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Military Honors will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard and Mr. Bontrager will be escorted to the cemetery by the Legion Riders.  There will not be any visitation or services at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.  Due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, the family ask that you please exercise social distancing for the health and safety of everyone.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
January 29, 2021

1:00 PM
DeKalb Memorial Gardens
Hwy 56
Smithville, TN 37166

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