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Rosa Borntrager


Rosa I. Borntrager, 75, Middlebury, died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at her residence.

    She was born August 11, 1936, in Middlebury, to Enos and Mattie (Yoder) Cross.

    She was a homemaker and member of Townline Mennonite Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and was in charge of the children's music department and mentored young ladies of the church.  She was also a member of the Joyful Spirit Choir. She volunteered as a tour guide at Menno-Hof in Shipshewana and retired in October 2011 from Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury after 36 years.

    She was married May 27, 1956, in Middlebury, to Calvin Borntrager. He survives.

    Also surviving are three daughters, Ruth (Kervin) Hershberger, Middlebury, Mary (Craig) Rufenacht, Archbold, Ohio, and Leah Borntrager, Frankfort; one son, Philip (Evelyn) Borntrager, Singers Glen, Virg.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna (Irvin) Yoder, Goshen; and four brothers, Vernon (Arlene) Cross and Leroy (Esther) Cross, both of Goshen, Elmer Cross, Topeka, and Joe (Alpha) Cross, Goshen.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, Sarah Ann Cross, one son, Nathan Borntrager, two sisters, Mary Schrock and Fannie Cross, and two brothers, Daniel and George Cross.

    Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Townline Mennonite Church in Shipshewana with Pastor Mel Eash, Pastor Andy Eversole and Pastor Dean Yoder officiating.

    Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana.

    Memorials may be directed to Menno-Hof. 

    Online condolences may be sent to millerstewartfuneral

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.