THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Elizabeth "Betsy" Sparks
Issue Date: March 21, 2013
Elizabeth "Betsy" Sparks, 72, of Marinette, passed away Wednesday, March 13 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Marinette to George and Winifred (Hadlock) Pestrui.
She spent her early life in Marinette and was a 1958 graduate of Marinette High School. In 1962 she graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, and married Lee A. Sparks in 1964. They resided in Peoria, Ill. for many years. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She loved gardening, reading and spending time with her family.
Survivors include three children: Geoffrey (Donna) Sparks and Stephen (Sophia) Sparks of Marinette, and Stephanie (Scott) Miller of Morton, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Pestrui of Marinette.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee; and a sister, Nancy Stuart.
Friends called at St. Paul 's Episcopal Church in Marinette after 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, in the church with the Rev. William A. Bippus officiating. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home assisted the family.