David James Bontrager
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SOMERSET: David James Bontrager, 34, Somerset, Ohio, died Friday morning, January 31, 2014. David was born June 8, 1979 to Mary L. (Spires) and Ralph L.Bontrager of Rushville.
David was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Somerset, a graduate of Sheridan High School and attended Hocking Technical College. At a very early age, David could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. He was the owner of Bontrager Excavating and Concrete. Work and helping others was his passion, volunteering his services to the Village of Somerset, Reading Township, and the two Catholic Churches of Somerset.
He will be sadly missed by his parents; sister, Karrie Bontrager of Columbus; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Erin Bontrager of Millersport; sister and brother-in-law, Alicia and Nic Gaston of Columbus; sister and brother-in-law Kristin and Jay Hill of Columbus. Five nieces and nephews survive David: Luke Bontrager, Claire Bontrager, Hadley Gaston, Cole Gaston and Katherine Hill. David was a proud uncle and had a special fun-loving relationship with his nieces and nephews. David is also survived by uncles and aunts: Jerry Spires, Lancaster; Sally and Bob Ahlers, Ashland; Mike Spires, Oakland, Florida; Kathy Spires, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Patti Schwartz, Lancaster; many cousins and special family friend Ann McCarren. A very special thank you to friend, Ryan Eversole, for all of his help.
Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the LANCASTER location of SHERIDAN FUNERAL HOME, 222 S. Columbus St, Lancaster, OH 43130. Funeral Mass service, officiated by Father Steve Carmody, will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5757 State Route 383, Somerset, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Somerset, Ohio, P.0. Box 190, Somerset, Ohio 43783.
To send an online condolence and sign guestbook, please visit www.sheridanfuneralhome.net and click obituaries.
Sheridan Funeral Home - Lancaster
222 S. Columbus Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5, 2014