Donald Sprunger

Donald W. Sprunger, 94 of Berne passed away Monday, November 2, 2020, at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born May 7, 1926 in Fort Wayne to Fenton and Mathilda (Felber) Sprunger. He was married to Rose Mary Beitler. She preceded him in death in early March of 1985. He was married November 2, 1986 to Betty A. (Shanebeck) Stucky.
He served in the United States Army during World War II in Europe. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1944. He then attended Marion College and finished at Taylor University with a four year degree. He then received his masters from Ball State University. He was a middle school English teacher at Adams Central Community Schools and he retired in 1985 with 34 years of service.
He was a member of First Mennonite Church in Berne and previously attended Decatur Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed woodworking especially carving. He loved to travel and enjoyed biking.
He is survived by his wife of Berne; son, Thomas W. (Melinda) Sprunger of Monroe; daughter, Sherri J. (Marvin) Stutzman serving on the mission field in Mexico; step-son, Kent (Linda) Stucky of Goshen; step-daughter, Kay (Terry) Sheets of Decatur; four grandchildren, Holly (Alan) Quandt; Seth Sprunger; Shelby (Austin) Burtsfield; and Carson Stutzman; one great-grandson, Rhett Burtsfield; five step-grandchildren,  Jessica (Brandon) Hill; Jennifer (Joe) Meyer; Jamie Sheets; Michala (Brian) Roberts; and Jacob (Rebecca) Stucky; 14 step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Virgil and Joseph Sprunger; and two sisters, Rosanna Wanner; and Christine Burch.
A private family service will be held at First Mennonite Church in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Jim Schwartz and Pastor Joe Kelly. The service will be livestreamed on Vimeo, accessible by following the link on the First Mennonite Church website. Burial will take place at MRE Cemetery with military services.
Memorials may be made to Forgotten Children Worldwide.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit