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Richard W. Sprunger

February 12, 2013

    Richard W. "Hap" Sprunger, 67, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013, in the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana.
    Hap was born on Sunday, July 29, 1945, in Van Wert, Ohio, to the late Roman M. and Audra E. "Dollie" (Chronister) Sprunger.
    He married Martha H. Bleeke on October 14, 1967, in Decatur; she passed away on April 29, 2009. He married Carolyn M. Lambert on November 10, 2012; she survives.
    Hap retired from General Electric in Decatur and North Adams Community Schools. He served as pastor for Pleasant Mills Baptist Church and as associate pastor for Willshire United Brethren Church. He also served as an Adams County Animal Control officer. He was a member of the Willshire Sportsman's Club.
    Hap loved to hunt, fish, garden, and golf. Golfing was his second love. He loved watching I.U. basketball and going to his granddaughters' activities.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Tammy (Jason) Rumschlag of Goshen, Ind. and Tonya (Francis) Maag of Paulding, Ohio; son, Chad (Jenny) Sprunger of Decatur; stepdaughter, Lori Hakes of Decatur; brother, Edward A. (Lila) Sprunger of Decatur; sister, Ann L. (Ted) Miller of Decatur; six granddaughters, Brittney Rumschlag, Bailea Sprunger, Abigail Rumschlag, Alicia Maag, Kaylen Sprunger, and Rachelle Maag; and three stepgrandchildren, Mindy Lehrman, Alyssa Lehrman, and Andrew Hakes.
    Friends will be received from 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, at Zion Lutheran Church.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, also at the church, with Pastor Phil Phifer officiating.
    Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to Mt. Zion United Brethren Church in Bobo.
    Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.

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