Doris Sprunger

Doris Sprunger, 96, of Berne and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne. She was born on March 5, 1922 in Monroe Township near Berne to Jonas and Zilla (Gilliom) Sprunger.

She attended her neighborhood No. 8 Sprunger Country School for eight years, before graduating from Monroe High School in 1940. Always outstanding in math, she graduated from International Business College in Fort Wayne in 1944. She had a stellar work record, beginning at Decatur Super Service. In Fort Wayne, she worked 27 years at Meyers & McCarthy, and then at Dulin, Ward & DeWald, serving as a bookkeeper/accountant for each firm. After completing a course with H & R Block, she used the earned credentials to become a tax preparer for over 20 years. After retirement, she continued working part time into her 80s.

In the fall of 2010, she moved from Fort Wayne to a lovely apartment in Swiss Village Retirement Community in her hometown of Berne, where she enjoyed the loving Swiss Village staff, being near relatives, renewing acquaintances, making new friends, reading and watching sports on TV.

Upon her profession of faith in Jesus Christ, she was baptized on May 31, 1936 and was a lifelong member of First Mennonite Church in Berne. Her favorite Bible verse was John 3:16.

She is survived by her sister Berneta (Sprunger) Yager; and sister-in-law Alice (Merlin) (Neuenschwander) Sprunger, both of Berne along with many adoring, grateful nieces and nephews scattered throughout the United States.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Freadus, Lowell, Otis, Loren, Merlin K. and Verne Sprunger; and sister, Margaret Eggers.

She will be remembered by friends and relatives for her sweet spirit, quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the 2:00 p.m. celebration of life service on Saturday, April 21 at the Swiss Village Chapel in Berne. Officiating will be her cousin, Rev. Jerry Flueckiger.

Memorials may be made to the Samaritan Fund at Swiss Village, 1350 W. Main St., Berne, IN 46711.

Arrangements provided by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook, go to