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Everett "Butch" Sparks

November 18, 1936 August 30, 2019
Everett "Butch" Sparks
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Obituary for Everett "Butch" Sparks

EVERETT PAUL “BUTCH” SPARKS was born November 18, 1936, in Walthill, Nebraska, to Abe and Florence (Moore) Sparks. He passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at Oakland Heights, in Oakland, Nebraska, after a chronic illness at the age of 82 years.

Butch graduated from Decatur High School in 1954. He served our country in the U.S. Navy from September 1955 to September 1959.

On March 2, 1959, he married Betty Kellogg in Decatur, Nebraska. Together they had 4 children: Robert, Tammy, Laura and John.

Butch's careers included working in meat processing plants, at WinnaVegas Casino and for the Decatur
Toll Bridge.

Butch loved his children, grandchildren, and most of all, his great grandchildren. If you were to visit Butch you would find his TV tuned in to a western or more importantly--Husker football. He enjoyed his time in the timber, hunting for morels, which continues to be a favorite family pastime. Butch also took much pride in his garden. Cucumbers, onions, green beans, tomatoes: you name it, he grew it.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tammy Sparks; brother, Frankie Amick and sister, Jackie Willer.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Decatur; daughter, Laura (RoyLee) McCulloch of Decatur; sons, Robert (Kim) Sparks of Decatur, John (Robyn) Sparks of Bancroft, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and life-long friends, George and Lila Maslonka.

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5:00 PM 9/2/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah

1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Prayer Service 7:00 PM Monday at the Funeral Home.

Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah
1103 J Street Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 9/3/2019 10:30:00 AM
Decatur City Auditorium

913 S. Broadway St.
Decatur, NE 68020

Decatur City Auditorium
913 S. Broadway St. Decatur 68020 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Hillcrest Cemetery Final Resting Place

Decatur, NE 68020

Decatur 68020 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

To the family for future designation.


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