Rev. Virgil L. Sprunger, 95, of Lincoln, formerly of Elkhart, IL, passed away at 9:00 A.M. Saturday May 20, 2017 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman.
Mr. Sprunger was a member of the clergy for 40 years serving as a Nazarene Pastor in Ohio, chaplain at the Illinois Youth Center in Geneva, IL and senior chaplain at Logan Correctional Center, retiring in 1985. He was a member at the Church of The Nazarene and attended Elkhart Christian Church. Mr. Sprunger also served as village clerk for Elkhart for many years.
Mr. Sprunger was born in Adams County, IN on December 29, 1921, son of Leo and Mary Sprunger. He married Mary Anna Snuggs on June 10, 1944. Mary Anna passed after 61 years of marriage on October 23, 2005.
He is survived by his daughter: Linda Jeanne Tilghman of St. Cloud, FL; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother: Fred Sprunger of IN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law: Jerry, grandson: Marcus, and brother: David.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Elkhart Christian Church with Stacy Popejoy officiating. Mr. Sprunger donated his body to science as did his wife Mary Anna upon her death. Memorials may be given to Elkhart Christian Church. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.