Tillman W. Sprunger

Tillman “Tim” W. Sprunger, 96, a lifelong resident of Berne, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center after more than 10 years of loving care from Family LifeCare. He was born on July 9, 1921 in rural Adams County to Emil and Matilda (Hirschy) Sprunger. He was married on October 28, 1948 to Jeannette Amstutz.

He was a veteran of World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater and was a member of the Berne American Legion. He was a skilled woodworker and worked at several local furniture factories. He also helped build, remodel, and repair many homes in the Berne area. He retired from Berne Furniture in 1986. He helped many people with yard work during his retirement years. He was very good at many sports including golf, bowling, and as a fast pitch softball pitcher. He was also an avid sports fan, rooting for many South Adams teams along with Notre Dame football and the Boston Red Sox. He was a member of First Missionary Church in Berne, where he served as an usher for many years.

He is survived by his son, Wayne Sprunger of Berne; daughter Jama (Will) Mitchell of Granger; two grandchildren, John and Frances; brother, LeRoy (Carolyn) Sprunger of Berne; sister, Miriam Sprunger of Berne; three sisters-in-law, Rosemary Wiederkehr; DeVona Amstutz; and Sharon Amstutz; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on July 31, 2007; five brothers, Norman, Eli, Melvin, Clifford, and Raymond Sprunger; and four sisters, Minnie Basinger; Inez Patterson; Esther Biberstein; and Edith Minger.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3 and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, November 4 at First Missionary Church in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Don Williams. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.

Military rites will be provided by the Berne American Legion Post 468.

Memorials may be made to Family LifeCare in Berne or First Missionary Church in Berne.

Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guestbook online at www.yagerkirchhofer.com.