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Obituary: Stephen Springer, Freetown

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Stephen L. Springer, 48, passed away April 22, 2014. He was a resident of Freetown and a former resident of Greenwood.

Steve was born Nov. 4, 1965, in Indianapolis to Evan and Nicole (Williams) Springer. He married Janet Hall on Oct. 11, 2003, in Brownstown.

Survivors include his wife; parents; a son, Sterling Springer of Brownstown; a daughter, Shelby Springer of Campbellsburg; three stepsons, Jerry (Tabatha) Fisher of Michigan, Christopher Hinton of Brownstown and Nicholas Hinton of Richmond; two sisters, Stacy (David) Griffin of Martinsville and Shannon (Bill) Glidden of Whiteland; and a brother, Shawn (Jennifer) Springer of Lafayette.

He was a graduate of Greenwood Community High School.

Steve was baptized at Greenwood United Methodist Church and was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brownstown.

He was employed with Tri-Star Engineering in Bedford and contracted to Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Greenwood and a member of American Legion Post 252.

Steve belonged to the Indiana Blue Chips and was an IHSAA official certified in all sports. He was the varsity softball coach at Scottsburg High School.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today at Spurgeon Funeral Home, 206 E. Commerce St. in Brownstown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. In Suk Peebles will officiate a funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 512 N. Madison Ave. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.

You are invited to visit Stephen’s online tribute at www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the online register book or leave a condolence for the family.

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