Calvin and Shirley (Brenneman) Bontrager will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Sunday, June 9th, with an open house at the J.Weaver Barn, 15229 CR 34, Goshen, from 2 - 5:00 pm. The couple was married on June 14, 1949, at Griner Mennonite Church in Middlebury.
The event will be hosted by their four children: Eric (Sheryl) Bontrager, Lori Bontrager, Rita (Rory) Phillips, and Krista (Lyndon) Bontrager. Cal and Shirl also have eight grandchildren: Jonny, Mason, Emma, Karis, Jeremy, Lanie, Meredith, and Penelope.
Cal has worked as a truck driver for over 30 years. Shirl manages the kitchen at Michiana Christian Camp during the summer and is a retired music teacher. The couple enjoys spending time with their family, being involved in their church and traveling.