Goshen News, Goshen, IN


May 6, 2013

Irena Liechty Sprunger

Oct. 1, 1918-May 2, 2013

BERNE — Irena Liechty Sprunger, 94, a resident of Swiss Village Retirement Community, died Thursday evening at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

She was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Adams County, to Amos and Della (Nussbaum) Liechty.

She married missionary colleague Vernon J. Sprunger June 22, 1962, at First Mennonite Church in Berne. He died Dec. 27, 1980.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Vera Gerber, Marcella Scholl, Esther Neuenschwander and infants Justine and Ernestine; four brothers, Grover, Irvin, Ernie and Amos; and one grandson, Nick Simms.

She is survived by two sisters, Leona (Phil) Neuenschwander and Grace Herman. In addition, she is survived by four stepchildren, Charles (Geraldine) Sprunger of Trappe, Pa., Wilmer (Kenlyn) Sprunger of Berne, Jeannette (Tom) Bechtel of Goshen and Shirley (Vernon) King of Boiling Springs, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Swiss Village Chapel, Berne. Funeral services will take place Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Mennonite Church, Berne, with visitation one hour prior to services. The Rev. Jerry A. Flueckiger will officiate.

Burial will be in MRE Cemetery in Berne.

Preferred memorial may be made to Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission, P.O. Box 744, Goshen, IN 46527-0744.

Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sign the guest book at yagerkirchhofer.com.

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