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Richard Dean Sparks

August 24, 1934 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 87)


Private Family services for Richard will be held.

Richard Dean Sparks, the son of Floyd L. and Marie E. Kinart Sparks was born on August 24, 1934 in Newton, Iowa. He graduated from Newton High School in 1952.

Richard served his country in the U.S. Navy August 1953 – July 1957.

On August 15, 1959, Richard was united in marriage with Lavonne E. Warner at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They were blessed with two daughters, Julie and Jodi.

Richard was a bricklayer for the Seedorff Masonary. He had also worked for the Maytag Company and other masonary companies in the Newton area. Richard was a member of the Emerson Hough Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 Iowa.

Richard died on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at his home in Newton. He was 87. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald Sparks.

Those left to honor Richard’s memory are his wife of 62 years, Lavonne of Newton; daughters, Julie (Howard) Wearmouth of Newton and Jodi (John) McDade of Alburnett; his grandchildren, Erin Hills, Travis McDade and Presley McDade; great-granddaughter, Klo Hills.

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