Jack VanBuren Springer
Mar 29, 2013
Jack VanBuren Springer
March 29, 2013
Jack VanBuren Springer, 84, passed peacefully from this life to the next on Friday, March 29, 2013, in Nashville.
He was born in Ashland, Ky., on March 17, 1929, to the late Albert and Elsie Springer. After graduating from high school in 1946, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served on the U.S.S. Missouri.
Following his time in the service, he attended Ohio State University, where he earned a degree in business administration in 1953. He married Breme L. Holschuh on June 21, 1952, with whom he spent 60 years full of love and adventure.
In 1952, he began a 35-year career with Westinghouse Electric Corporation as a human resources specialist. His time with Westinghouse took him to five states.
He retired from Westinghouse in 1987 and he and Breme moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark. During their 14 years there, they spent many fun-filled days teaching their 13 grandchildren how to water ski, fish, golf and play their favorite card games.
In 2001, Jack and Breme moved back to Norman, Okla., where Jack volunteered at Norman Regional Hospital and was active in the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society and University Lutheran Church. Although his first allegiance was to his alma mater, he became an avid Oklahoma University sports fan, particularly women\'s basketball and softball. He also was a master woodworker and spent many hours in his shop creating beautiful furniture.
Jack and Breme moved to Nashville in May 2012.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Springer; one sister, Betty Wessell; and one great-grandson, Denton Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Breme; five children and their spouses, Linda and Jack Kidwell, Mark and Susan Springer, Karen and Andy Rieger, Bruce and Virginia Springer and Scott and Leila Springer; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Aileen Morton and June and Bill Cowan; grandchildren and their spouses, Christy and Daniel Brown, Matthew and Bailey Rogers, Sarah Rogers, Alison and Michael Finch, Lindsey Springer, Jason Springer, Patrick and Bonnie Rieger, Lauren and Caleb Gray, Hannah Rieger, Elizabeth and Tim Kight, Ben and Johnna Springer, Jackson Springer and Nell Springer; great-grandchildren, Avery and Addie Brown and Cameron and Channing Finch; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm Ave., Norman, OK 73072; or to your favorite charity.
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Heritage Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.