She was born on June 4, 1921, to Melvin and Mary Alice (Cripe) Dunafin in Elkhart County. On March 12, 1938 she married Earl E. ‘Abe’ Hochstetler. He preceded her in death. On March 3, 1984, Irene married Lynn Sprunger and moved to DeLeon Springs, Fla. Lynn passed away on Aug. 1, 1993.
Irene then moved back to Indiana in 2010. Irene and her husband, Abe, owned Irene’s Donut Shop located in Ligonier, for over 20 years.
She is survived by two sons: Raymond (Arletah) Hochstetler, Elkhart; Jerry W. (Debra) Hochstetler, Ligonier; a daughter-in-law: Darlene Hochstetler, Middlebury; nine grandchildren: LeAnne (Wayne) Yoder, Howe; Pamela Hochstetler, Osceola; Paula LaPlace, Elkhart; Lisa (Ron Yoder, Middlebury; Lori (Jeff) Riley, LaGrange; David (Kristine) Hochstetler, Elkhart; Patricia Hochstetler, Elkhart; Ryan (Heather) Hochstetler, Papillion, Neb.; Troy Hochstetler, Fort Wayne; 15 great-grandchildren with one due in November; and 8 great-great-grandchildren; three stepchildren: Orland (Royann) Sprunger, Topeka; Jim (Darlene) Sprunger, Rockwall, Texas; Shirley (Dennis) Hollis, Kingwood, Texas; several step-grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; son: Robert; grandson: Brian Edward Hochstetler; brother: Irvin Dunafin; sisters: Violet Niece; Margaret Keller; Lila Dunafin; Gertrude Miller; and step-sons: Tim and Paul Sprunger.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier with Pastor John Lutton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier.
There will be a funeral service held in Mrs. Sprunger’s honor on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 11AM at Yeager Funeral Home-1589 Lincolnway South; Ligonier, IN 46767 with Pastor John Lutton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier. There will be a time of
n lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Ligonier Church of the Nazarene or the DeLand Church of the Nazarene, 913 E. New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724.