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Linda Mae Sparks

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Linda Mae Sparks Obituary
Linda Mae Sparks 1942—2018
Linda Mae Sparks, 75, Rockford, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. She was born June 28, 1942, in Rockford, the daughter of Herbert and Violet (Johnson) Wilmer. She married James "Jim" Sparks in Rockford on June 24, 1961. Linda loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Jim; daughters, Teresa (Bruce) Barch of Okauchee, WI and Paula (Andrew) Awe of Rockford; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jordan) Brown, Eric (Chelsea) Barch, Daniel Barch, Jenna (Geordi) Hall, and Ian Kottman; a great-grandson due in July; brother, Donald (Jeannine) Wilmer of Florida; sister, Myrna Peterson of Missouri; brother-in-law, Vic Galluzzo; several nieces and cousins. Predeceased by her parents; brother, Allan Wilmer; brother-in-law, Lloyd Peterson; and sister-in-law, Jean Galluzzo.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Thursday until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 IL-2, Oregon, IL 61061. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from May 14 to May 16, 2018
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