Donna Jean Ballinger Springer and Virgil Junior Springer

November 5, 1927October 1, 2020

DONNA JEAN BALLINGER SPRINGER, 89, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020. She was born on April 27, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Marion and Luella Lipp Ballinger. VIRGIL JUNIOR SPRINGER, 92, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. He was born on November 5, 1927 and was the son of the late Arthur and Minnie Lipp Springer. Donna and Virgil were blessed with 69 years of marriage and were devoted to each other and their family. Surviving are their children, Steve (Jackie Smith) Springer, Kathy (Joe) McKelvey, and Lori (Dan) Schwarz; grandchildren, Michael (Joy), David (Kelly), and Emily Springer, Adam (Jackie), Chris (Ashley), and Jon (Rebekah) McKelvey, Nick (Christina), Amy, Christy, and Chelsea Schwarz; and great-grandchildren, Sam, Ben, and Drew McKelvey. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her brother, Kedric Ballinger. In addition to his parents, Virgil was preceded in death by his brothers, Herbert, Gerald, and Chalmer Springer. A joint service will be noon Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 West Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN. Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16 , 2020, at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services - Highland Park Chapel, 2403 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Burial will be at St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery, 16933 Thiele Road. Preferred memorials are to Parkinson’s Foundation,, or American Heart Association, Please plan to wear your own mask when entering the funeral home. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit



  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


  • Donna Jean Ballinger Springer, Virgil Junior Springer


Donna Jean Ballinger Springer and Virgil Junior Springer

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Richard Worman

October 15, 2020

Special People that were great to have as friends and sometimes competitive card games......Richard and Pauline Holsopple Worman Always frindly card games!!!

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