Kalona-Marvin A. Borntrager was born August 31, 1932, the son of Alton M. And Katie (Miller) Borntrager. He attended Prairie Dale School. Marvin was united in marriage to Minerva Yoder on October 11, 1956. He was a lifelong farmer. Marvin was a faithful member of the Old Order Amish Church until his death. Marvin died Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home due to complications of congestive heart failure at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 2 days.
He is survived by wife Minerva; their children, Virgil Borntrager, Emma Faye (Earl) Ropp, Lynn (Marilyn) Borntrager, Merle (Norma) Borntrager all of Kalona, Rosalyn (Everett) Miller of Ava, Illinois, Ila (Warren) Miller and Kathryn (Mark) Helmuth all of Kalona; 44 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother, Neal (Anna Marie) Borntrager; a sister Nelda (Eldon T.) Miller; a sister-in-law, Edna Borntrager all of Kalona; two brothers-in-law, William Miller of Spencer, Wisconsin and Glenn Bender of Humbolt, Nebraska. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Duane Borntrager and Wallace Borntrager, 2 sisters Mattie Miller and Anna Bender and a grandson, Samuel Elijah Borntrager.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the many wonderful acts of love and kindness shown to them at this time of loss. Your support will be remembered and cherished always.
Funeral services will be 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the Mark Helmuth residence 5470 Cosgrove Road SW, Kalona, Iowa. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm all at the Mark Helmuth residence. Burial will be at the Brenneman Cemetery. Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona is caring for arrangements.