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June 30, 1930 - January 20, 2018

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JEAN SHOCKEY SPRINGER, 87, died on Saturday January 20, 2018 at his home in Naples Florida. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, June 30, 1930, he was the son of the late Edward and Mildred Springer. Jean was the owner of Springer Jewelers until 1991, when he sold the business to his sons Peter and David. His passion was golf and two of his most memorable accomplishments were shooting a 68 when he was 68 years old, and making his first 5 hole in ones at Fort Wayne Country Club, on five different par 3’s, and having an article written in Golf World Magazine noting this rare accomplishment. He won the Fort Wayne Senior City golf tournament 3 different times in his age group. Jean served in Korea for 14 months before returning home to begin his career in the family jewelry business. Jean attended Bradley University and completed the watchmaking and Jewelry store management degrees. He was also a charter member and former president of the Sertoma Club of Fort Wayne, as well as serving on the greens committees of Fort Wayne Country Club and also Imperial Golf Club in Naples Florida. Jean is survived by his sons Peter (Cindy) of Fort Wayne, Tim of Dublin, OH, David (Peg) of Fort Wayne, Anne Coffee of Wilmington, NC, Ellen Hardy (Brian) of Indian Head Park, IL, and sister Phyllis (Dale) Lentz of Bonita Springs, FL. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, including Ben and Erin Springer; Megan Lottes, Kevin, Stephen and Maggie Springer; Brad Springer and Katelyn McCarty; Michael, Molly and Sarah Coffee; Patrick and Cooper Hardy; and 3 great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Evan Lottes; and Addison Springer; and many nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by the love of his life, Sally in August of 2016. Private Services at a later date. Divine Mery Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. To sign the online guest book, go to:

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Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

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