Ernest E. Sprunger

Ernest E. Sprunger, 90, of Berne passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Swiss Village in Berne, where he was a resident. He was born on January 15, 1927 in Adams County to Sylvan and Mary (Lehman) Sprunger. He was married on September 10, 1950 to Eileen Sprunger.

He was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church in Berne. He farmed for many years and was a member of Gideon's International and the Tri-State Tractor Association. He enjoyed woodworking and was a faithful Bible reader. In his retirement years, he provided transportation for the Amish community. He loved his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by three sons, Dale (Susie) Sprunger; and Mark Sprunger, both of Berne; and Tom Sprunger of Portland; two daughters, Wendy (Todd) Striker of Linn Grove; and Rebecca (Steve) Billington of Bryant; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brother, Jerry Sprunger; and two sisters, Josephine Myers; and Shirley Fruchte.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 5 at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne and one hour prior to the 10:00 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, January 6 at the First Mennonite Church in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor A. James Schwartz. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.

Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.

Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guestbook online at