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Irene Sprunger

Irene Louise Hochstetler-Sprunger, 93, Ligonier, Ind., died Monday, October 27, 2014 at Riverside Village in Elkhart.

    She was born June 4, 1921, in Elkhart County, to Melvin and Mary Alice (Cripe) Dunafin.

    Irene and her first husband, Abe Hochstetler, owned Irene’s Donut Shop in Ligonier, Ind., for over 20 years. After marrying her second husband, Lynn Sprunger, she moved to DeLeon Springs, Fla. She moved back to Indiana in 2010.

    She was married March 12, 1938 to Earl E. “Abe” Hochstetler. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1972. She was married March 3, 1984 to Lynn Sprunger. He preceded her in death on August 1, 1993.

    Surviving are two sons, Raymond (Arletah) Hochstetler, Elkhart, and Jerry W. (Debra) Hochstetler, Ligonier; a daughter-in-law, Darlene Hochstetler, Middlebury; nine grandchildren, LeAnne (Wayne) Yoder, Howe, Pamela Hochstetler, Osceola, Ind., Paula LaPlace, Elkhart, Lisa (Ron) Yoder, Middlebury, Lori (Jeff) Riley, LaGrange, David (Kristine) Hochstetler, Elkhart, Patricia Hochstetler, Elkhart, Ryan (Heather) Hochstetler, Papillion, Neb., and Troy Hochstetler, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; 15 great-grandchildren and one due in November; eight great-great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Orland (Royann) Sprunger, Topeka, Jim (Darlene) Sprunger, Rockwall, Texas, and Shirley (Dennis) Hollis, Kingwood, Texas; and several step-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Robert, one grandson, Brian E. Hochstetler, one brother, Irvin Dunafin, four sisters, Violet Niece, Margaret Keller, Lila Dunafin, and Gertrude Miller, and two stepsons, Tim and Paul Sprunger.

    Funeral service was held Saturday, November 1, at Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier, Ind., with Pastor John Lutton officiating.

    Burial is in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to Ligonier Church of the Nazarene or DeLand Church of the Nazarene, 913 East New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724.

    Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.