KENT DAVID Obituary (2021) – Fort Wayne, IN

DAVID “DAVE” KENT SPRINGMANN, 66, of Valparaiso, Ind., handed away peacefully on Wednesday, May well 26, 2021, at household surrounded by his spouse and children. He succumbed to a uncommon gastric most cancers which he battled for in excess of a year. Born in 1954 in Gary, Ind., he was a son of Attorney Glenn W. Springmann and Ruth (nee Warner) Springmann. He graduated from William A. Wirt Significant College in 1972. When in large college, he was lively in the Metal Metropolis Chapter of the Get of DeMolay, attaining the rank of Learn Councilor. On Aug. 27, 1974, he achieved the adore of his existence, Theresa Marie Lazar, in a Microeconomics class at Indiana College Northwest (IUN). Dave graduated from IUN with a B.A. diploma in Company in 1977. Even though in college, Dave was lively in the small business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, serving as Chapter President and President of his pledge class. Dave and Theresa married in 1980 at the Basilica of the Sacred Coronary heart at the College of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., immediately after Theresa graduated from the Legislation College. In 1989, David gained his MBA degree from DePaul University in Chicago. In 1990, Dave grew to become a CPA. About the decades he maintained membership and served as an officer with the Indiana CPA Society, American Institute of Accredited Public Accountants (AICPA), Money Executives International (FEI) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He practiced in numerous capacities for providers in Chicago, Portage, Valparaiso and Fort Wayne in a job that spanned 40 a long time. His proudest skilled accomplishment was assisting to begin Okaya Electrical The usa, Inc. in Valparaiso for its Japanese father or mother in 1990. The enterprise has flourished in excess of the decades and continues to be in enterprise to this working day. Dave retired from accounting in 2016 when residing in Fort Wayne. He grew to become a volunteer with different charities which includes the Knights of Columbus Saint Vincent Council 11353, Saint Vincent de Paul Culture of Fort Wayne and Carpenter’s Sons. He was also a member of Rotary Worldwide chapters in Valparaiso, Fort Wayne and Van Wert, Ohio and received the Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow Award. Soon after residing and working in Fort Wayne for 15 yrs, Dave and Theresa returned to Valparaiso in 2018 and rejoined Saint Paul Catholic Church. Dave joined the Knights of Columbus Valparaiso Council 738 and the Saint Paul Catholic Church Men’s Club, serving as President in 2019 to 1920. He is survived by his wife of 41 decades, “the Hon” Theresa Lazar Springmann and sons, Glenn “Gus” Francis (Jeana) Springmann of Chicago, Unwell., and Anthony “Tony” Kent (Cassidy) Springmann of Carmel, Ind. Also surviving are his Springmann nephews, niece, fantastic nephews and fantastic niece sister-in-regulation, Joyce Springmann of Racine, Wis. and a multitude of Lazar relatives associates. His more mature brother, Thomas “Tom” E. Springmann, predeceased him in 2007. Dave’s most cherished reminiscences were being of time used with his relatives. He used to say that “life actually commenced when our sons have been born!” His boys ended up his pleasure and joy. He will be remembered by all who understood him for his kindness, generosity and excellent humor. His only regret in lifestyle: not growing up to participate in soccer for the Chicago Bears. A non-public interment company will be held for speedy family members at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Ind., on June 9, 2021. Memorial Mass is 10 a.m. (CST) Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Saint Paul Catholic Church, in Valparaiso, with a Celebration of Life visitation at 9 a.m. The Reverend Jeff Burton officiating. Luncheon will stick to at the Valparaiso Region Club. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Saint Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso, Bishop Dwenger High University in Fort Wayne, the VNA of NWI Hospice in Valparaiso or The University of Chicago Medication Extensive Most cancers Centre in Chicago.

Printed in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jun. 13, 2021.