Richard W. Sprunger

Posted on Feb 13, 2013
Richard W. Sprunger

Richard W. “Hap” Sprunger, 67, of Decatur passed away at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana. He was born on July 29, 1945 in Van Wert, Ohio to Roman M. and Audra E. “Dollie” (Chronister) Sprunger. He was married on October 14, 1967 in Decatur to Martha H. Bleeke. She passed away on April 29, 2009. He was married on November 10, 2012 to Carolyn M. Lambert.
He retired from General Electric in Decatur and North Adams Community Schools. He served as pastor for Pleasant Mills Baptist Church and had previously served as associate pastor for Willshire United Brethren Church He was an Adams County Animal Control officer. He was a member of the Willshire Sportsman’s Club. He loved to hunt, fish, garden, and golf. Golfing was his second love. He loved watching IU basketball and going to his granddaughters’ activities.
He is survived by his wife of Decatur; two daughters, Tammy (Jason) Rumschlag of Goshen; and Tonya (Francis) Maag of Pauling, Ohio; son, Chad (Jenny) Sprunger of Decatur; step-daughter, 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; Rachelle Maag; and three step-grandchildren, Mindy Lehrman; Alyssa Lehrman; and Andrew Hakes.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, February 14 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor Phil Phifer. Burial will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Brethren Church in Bobo.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit