Woodrow W. "Woodie" Bontrager (1919 - 2012)

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WALKER – Woodrow "Woodie" W. Bontrager, 93, of Walker, died at home Saturday, Aug. 18. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the United Methodist Church, Walker, by the Rev. Norm Kelley. The family greeted friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the church. Burial will be at Quasqueton Cemetery, Quasqueton, with military honors by American Legion Ray Post 376, Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; children, Carol (Jerry) Wagers, Las Vegas, Nev., Phyllis (Ray) Moats, Nev., Debra (Zachary) Ruffin, Hawaii, Karen (Mike) Bullard, Cedar Rapids and Russell (Tami Lawler-Bontrager) Bontrager, Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Woodrow was preceded in death by his parents.
He was born May 29, 1919, in Kalona, the son of William and Mary (DeWees) Bontrager. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army in Okinawa. On Dec. 23, 1960, in Las Vegas, Nev., he was united in marriage to Betty Johnson. He worked in real estate for 30 years.
He loved the outdoors, was an avid fisherman, private pilot and photographer. He loved westerns and always dreamed of going to Alaska.
Woodrow was a member of the United Methodist Church in Walker and the American Legion Ray Post 376.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Woodrow's memory to the American Legion Ray Post 376, P.O. Box 248, Walker, IA 52352.
Please sign the online guest book for Woodrow at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 22 to Sept. 1, 2012
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