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Brice Leon Minger, 66, Berne, fought a short, but courageous battle with brain cancer and was escorted peacefully into the presence of the Lord, while surrounded by family at Swiss Village Jan. 31, 2014.
He was born April 25, 1947, in Adams County, to the late Loris and Edith (Sprunger) Minger. He married his best friend, Judith “Judy” Minger Aug. 24, 1969.
He was a graduate of Berne High School, Huntington College and earned a Masters Degree in Education from Indiana University. Brice taught at Tri-Creek Schools in Lowell, where he coached middle school basketball; and Dekalb Central Schools in Auburn, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director. His career in retail sales started in 1980 and prior to retiring in 2011 he was employed by Clauser Furniture for 27 years.
Brice served 16 years on the South Adams School Board, was an active member of the First Missionary Church and was very involved with the local Gideon’s chapter. He enjoyed spending his free time with family and friends at Lake Wawasee, fishing trips, bible study, playing cards and cheering on his favorite sports teams: Notre Dame and the Yankees.
Brice is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters, Ericka Kelly Minger of Twinsburg, Ohio and Sarah Nicole (Ben) VanDonkelaar of Grand Haven, Mich.; a brother, Keith (Saundra) Minger of Berne; a special sister, Donna (Leon) Lehman, Bluffton, Ohio; two uncles, Tillman Sprunger and Leroy (Carolyn) Sprunger, both of Berne; and an aunt, Miriam Sprunger of Berne;
He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lee.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Missionary Church in Berne with Pastor Dan Williams and Pastor Max Haines officiating.
Burial will be at M.R.E Cemetery in Berne.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services, both at the Church.
Preferred memorials are to Gideons International and/or the Michael and Jenn Sprunger Vehicle Fund Serving with Fellowship of Evangelical Churches in West Africa. Checks payable to FEC Ministries. "Write Sprunger Vehicle Fund" on Memo line.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhoffer Funeral Home in Berne.
Online condolences may be made at www.yagerkirchhofer.com.