James “Fritz” Sprunger
James “Fritz” Sprunger, Sr., 71, of Bishopville, South Carolina passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 5, 2020, at his residence. He was born March 24, 1949, in Decatur to James E. and Ruth E. (Montgomery) Sprunger. He was married August 14, 2010, in South Carolina to Barbara “Bobby” Boylin.
Visitation will take place Monday, July 20 from 7-9 p.m. at West Missionary Church in Berne. A memorial service will be held at the church Tuesday, July 21 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be held at MRE Cemetery with Pastor Keith Rupp presiding and military rites by the Berne American Legion.
He was a 1968 graduate of South Adams High School and entered the US Army following graduation where he received an honorable discharge. He was a retired Berne fireman and was also a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association. Prior to moving to South Carolina, he worked as a dispatcher for Adams County Sheriff’s Department and retired after 27 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of Bishopville, South Carolina; two daughters, Jennifer (Jason) Raugh; and Dawn Grimm, both of Berne; son, James (Denise) Sprunger, Jr. of Geneva; sister, Becky Sprunger of Berne; three step-sons, Darrell McKay of Texas; James (Darlene) Dellinger of Bishopville, South Carolina; and Steve Dellinger of Berne; two step-daughters, Karen Ryf; and Michelle Rodriguez, both of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Kyle (Olivia) Raugh; Victoria Raugh; Keirstyn (Brody) Shane; William Grimm; Brendon Sprunger; Colton Sprunger; and Alena Sprunger; two step-grandchildren, Cody (Rachel) Grimm; and Dylan Grimm; two great-grandchildren, Laken Shane; and Hensley Shane; and his wife’s 20 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Julie LaFollette; and two step-children, Bill Smith; and Melissa Dellinger.