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Rosemary (Lubker) Walker

April 7, 1923 ~ October 22, 2020 (age 97)

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Rosemary (Lubker) Sprunger Lehman Walker, 97, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Greenwood Village South Nursing Home in Greenwood, IN. She was born on April 7, 1923 in Jefferson City, MO the daughter of the late Fred R. and Edna (Shelton) Lubker. Rosemary married her first husband, Karl Sprunger on March 30, 1946; he preceded her in death on August 5, 1964. She then married Lores Lehman on May 28, 1965; he preceded her in death on April 9, 1986. On November 22, 1990, Rosemary married Jack A. Walker and he passed away on February 20, 2005.

She spent her childhood in Brownstown and then in Seymour, where she was a graduate of Shields H.S. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 43 Ladies Auxiliary. She retired in 1988 after many years of service with the Advertising Department of the Decatur Daily Democrat.

Rosemary is survived by daughters Karla Sprunger Hayes, Jane Sprunger (Floyd) Thieme, step-son Larry (Marsha) Lehman. Grandchildren and great- grandchildren include Adam (Gretel) Hayes and children, Samuel, Kathryn and Oliver; Cameron (Malena) Thieme and children, Hudson and Emelia; Linda Lehman (Philip) Nichols and children Andrew and John Paul; and Cheryl Lehman.

Also surviving are her later-life extended family, step-children, Jack (Linda) Walker, Jr., Susie Walker and Elizabeth Walker Mueller and their children and grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Lubker and her son-in-law, Martin Hayes.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, with visitation 1 hour prior from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ernie Suman will be officiating and burial will follow in M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne, IN.

Memorials may be made to the Adams/Wells Crisis Shelter or a church of the donor’s choice.

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American Legion Service
October 27, 2020

4:00 PM

October 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

October 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
546 W US 224
Decatur, IN 46733

Funeral Service
October 30, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Mark s United Methodist Church

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