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Pauline M. Bontrager

July 6, 1944 — May 30, 2022


Kalona-Pauline M. Bontrager of Kalona was born July 6, 1944, the daughter of Moses and Cora (Gingerich) Yoder. Pauline was united in marriage to Perry E. Bontrager on September 17, 1971, in Leon, IA. She was a member of the Sharon Bethel Church in rural Kalona. She enjoyed gardening, tending to her flower beds, sewing, quilting, putting puzzles together, and cleaning friend’s homes. Perry and Pauline were avid campers and loved to meet new friends while camping. Pauline passed away Monday, May 30, 2022, at her home in rural Kalona.

She is survived by; her husband Perry E. Bontrager; five children Iva (Michael) Hunsberger of Westminster, SC, Mary Lou Bontrager of Des Moines, IA, Larry Bontrager of Purcell, OK, Lori (Dwight) Schrock of Riverside, IA, Lamar (Sarah) Bontrager of Pasadena, CA; 15 grandchildren Austin, Bryson, and Ellie Hunsberger, Dylan, Adison, Alexis, and Leslie Miller, Levi and Gentry Bontrager, Taylor, Nicole, Carson, and Blake Schrock, Selah and Eliza Bontrager; 1 foster granddaughter Essence Allen, 1 great grandchild Mateo Coleman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter LoAnn Bontrager, brother Maynard Yoder, and a still born brother Jerry Yoder. 

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Sharon Bethel Church, many friends, neighbors, and Iowa City Hospice for all the care and support shown to them during this time.

A funeral service will be 1:00 pm Thursday June 2, 2022 at the Fairview Mennonite church. Burial will be at the Sharon Bethel Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 2 to 5 then 6 to 8 on Wednesday June 1, 2022 at the Sharon bethel church.  A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice. Yoder-Powell funeral home is Caring for Pauline and her family. Message and tributes may be left at

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Visitation will be 2-5 then 6-8

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 2, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Fairview Mennonite Church

2605 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

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