Beverly J. Bontrager

Beverly J. Bontrager

FITCHBURG-Beverly J. Bontrager, age 75, of Fitchburg, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. She was born on July 15, 1937, in Pleasant Prairie Township, the daughter of Franklin and Frances (Baker) Zuhde. Beverly was a loving mom who took great pride in being at home to raise her three children. In later years, she was the office manager/bookkeeper for the family business, Evenaire Heating and Air Conditioning retiring in 2000. Beverly moved to McKee Park Apartments four years ago and it was here the she really blossomed. She made many strong and lasting friendships and was active in many committees and associations with McKee Apartments. Beverly had a great impact on her friends and neighbors there and will be dearly missed. She had a variety of other interests including writing poetry, reading, nature, birds, and especially enjoyed gardening. Most of all, she loved her time spent with her family.

Beverly is survived by her children, Jeanine (Mike Murphy) Bontrager, Stuart (Mary) Bontrager, and Valerie (Jon) Peterson; five grandchildren, Bernadette and Brendan Murphy and Brittany, Michael, and Matthew Peterson; and siblings, Harvey Zuhde, Clara (Bill) Winter, Patricia (Karl) Elliott, Frank (Fay) Zuhde, Richard (Connie) Zuhde, Mary (David) Knott, and Margaret (Andy) Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Beverly’s Life will be held in Spring 2013. On-line condolences may be made at

A Celebration of Beverly’s Life will be held in Spring 2013.