Virgil L. Sprunger

Rev. Virgil L. Sprunger, 95, of Lincoln, Illinois, formerly of Elkhart, Illinois, passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday May 20, 2017 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman, Illinois. He was born on December 29, 1921 in Adams County to Leo and Mary Sprunger. He was married on June 10, 1944 to Mary Anna Snuggs.

He was a member of the clergy for 40 years serving as a Nazarene pastor in Ohio, chaplain at the Illinois Youth Center in Geneva, Illinois, and senior chaplain at Logan Correctional Center, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and attended Elkhart Christian Church. He also served as village clerk for Elkhart for many years.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Jeanne Tilghman of St. Cloud, Florida; brother, Fred Sprunger of Indiana; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on October 23, 2005; son-in-law, Jerry; grandson, Marcus; and brother, David.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10 at Elkhart Christian Church. Officiating will be Stacy Popejoy. He donated his body to science as did his wife upon her death.

Memorials may be made to Elkhart Christian Church.

Arrangements provided by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, Illinois.