Mary Jane Popp Remembers Her Late Husband, Rick Sprunger

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By Jerry Henry on January 4, 2024.


JULY 28, 1947-DECEMBER 8, 2023

     “As Rick’s wife, Mary Jane Popp, I can truly say “It’s A Wonderful Life” absolutely describes the life of my beloved Rick Sprunger. He was a great son, a dedicated and loving husband for nearly 53 years, a decorated Vietnam Veteran, and so caring that he always had my back for whatever I created from the most serious to the crazy antics I came up with. He was always there for me from being a cameraman for my TV work to helping me make my dreams a reality. He was a one-of-kind in all he did from writing scripts to producing award-winning films for the government. His creative talents always shined. Whatever task Rick took on, you could count on it being done to perfection. To say he will be missed will never be enough. But we are and always will be soulmates forever.

     Rick is survived by me Mary Jane, sister-in-law Mary Frances Popp, and our two four-legged kids Ice and Trekker. Rick was so dedicated to animal rescues like “Golden Retriever Homeward Bound.” For over ten years, he helped to retrain and let frightened dogs know they were loved. Rick cared for all creatures big and small. Also left to remember Rick is his great family of cousins in Berne, Indiana.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday January 11 at high noon at Sierra View Funeral Home 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd in Carmichael, California, beginning with honor guard presentation. For donations, please pick your favorite charity and donate in Rick’s name. Of course he would love donations for any animal charities.  A piece of my heart is with you in Heaven my darling Rick. But our love will live on til we meet again in a better place, and share that special bond forever.

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