Frederick Sprunger

Frederick Lynn Sprunger, 96, of Bluffton went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was born November 25, 1924, in Berne to Leo and Mary (Wanner) Sprunger. He was married in 1948 at the First Church of the Nazarene to Shirley Ann Schug of Berne. She preceded him in death in 1986. He later married Joyce Wanner of Berne.
His early years were spent in Kempton, where his parents served as pastors of the Friends Church. He attended school in Kokomo and graduated from Geneva High School in 1941. He was a WWII veteran having enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1943 and served at several U.S. base camps from Texas to Maine. After discharge in 1946, he partnered with his father in a construction business in Monroe, where he developed his carpentry and masonry skills. In 1950, he enrolled in Purdue University, where he received his bachelor of science degree in engineering along with a masters in education degree in 1954. He worked in the military electronics industry until his retirement from the Raytheon Electronic Systems Company in 1990.
He spent his retirement years volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in the U.S. and Canada and supported Project Mercy and Christian Literature for Africa in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene for most of his life actively serving churches in Berne, Lafayette, Montpelier, Marion and Huntington. Whether he served as janitor, board member, church treasurer or Sunday school teacher, his mission was to serve the Lord.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Fritz (Judy) Sprunger of Clearwater, Florida; and Jim (Terri) Sprunger of Wabash; daughter, Jacquie (Randy) Hartman of Vicksburg, Michigan; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Virgil Sprunger of Lincoln, Illinois; and David Sprunger of Keokuk, Iowa.
No services will be held at this time. The family may hold a celebration of life service at a later date.
Arrangements provided by Palmer Funeral Home – Guisinger Chapel of South Bend. Online condolences may be made at