Earl Howard Sprunger, 83, of Berne passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born April 16, 1936 in Adams County to Howard and B. Helen (Long) Sprunger. He was married January 24, 1954 at First Mennonite Church to Marinel Striker.
He was a member of the First Mennonite Church and also attended Calvary Bible Church. He was a self-employed carpenter, auto mechanic, car dealer, auctioneer and jack of all trades. He was also a former Adams County 3rd District Commissioner
He enjoyed fishing and traveling, cars, mushroom hunting, playing cards and games, ice skating, swimming, water skiing and spending time at the lake cottage. His travels were not limited to Florida or the lake but also worldwide. While they were in Florida, he enjoyed riding jet skis in the back waters. Among the various places he and his wife visited worldwide they especially enjoyed their time in Germany.
He is survived by three daughters, Gail (Don) Kuhn; Dana (Gerald) Schwartz; and Kenya (Rod) Habegger, all of Berne; daughter-in-law, Angie Sprunger of Berne; brother, Burl Sprunger of Decatur; sister, Carol Lehman of Fort Wayne; sister-in-law, Cleora Sprunger of Berne; nine grandchildren, David (Audry) Zuercher; Luke (Charlotte) Zuercher; Benjamin (Kate) Zuercher; Timothy (Lisa) Kuhn; Daniel (Heidi) Sprunger; Denise (James) Sprunger; Anie Habegger; Tawnie Habegger; and Heather Brown; and 14 great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Isabelle, Faith, Cort, True, Ottilia, and Samuel Zuercher; Brendon, Colton, Alena, Dakota and Brock Sprunger, and Taylor and Chase Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on June 20, 2019; son, Van Sprunger on December 25, 2014; son-in-law, David Zuercher on December 20, 2005; and two brothers, Bruce and Warren Sprunger.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 29 from 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Thursday, January 30 at Swiss Village Chapel in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Henry Schaadt and Pastor Mike Wertenberger. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Indiana Resource Center for Autism; Swiss Heritage; Calvary Bible Church; or First Mennonite Church.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.