Mary Sparks, 79
Mary Sparks, of Brookfield, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Aurora Medical Center. She was 79 years old. She was born on December 31, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois a daughter of Joseph and Marie (Crippa) Kaplan. She married Clyde on August 25, 1959, at White Lake. He preceded her in death on January 6, 1996.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1957.
She moved to Milwaukee in 1964 where she was employed at the Milwaukee Public schools as a food service manager from 1972 to 2005.
She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Brookfield.
She is loved and survived by two daughters, Tammy Sparks and Carl Lesser, Brookfield, Bonnie (Mark) Hemingway, Delafield; a sister, Chris Arrowood, Antigo; a daughter-in-law Susan; five grandchildren Jason Sparks, Brianne (Everett) Bunzel, Danie Hemingway, Katie Sparks, Jenny (David) Fox; one great-granddaughter Ivy;
She also loved her rescue and companion dog Daisy.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Sparks, husband, Clyde Sparks, and sister, Dolores Rogers.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Mathew Simonar officiating. Burial took place in Bent Cemetery.