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Gregory “Greg” R. Sparks

December 30, 2022 | 9 comments

Gregory (Greg) R. Sparks, 75, of Onalaska, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022 surrounded by family at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, WI. He was born February 24, 1947 in Des Moines, IA. to Dale and Vera Sparks. He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. Greg worked for G. Heileman Brewery Company until it closed. He retired from Empire Screen Printing. Greg and Jean also had a daycare in their home for many years and every one of those kids meant the world to him, especially his pal Sam. Greg married Jean (Olson) on July 13 th ,1968 in Elroy, WI they have been married 54 years. Greg is survived by his wife Jean, daughter’s Billie Jean Sparks (David Greener), Lindsay Sparks, and his sister Margaret Holets (Fred). He was preceded in death by his parents Dale and Vera Sparks and sister Theresa Sparks-Simon. Celebration of Life will be held January, 15th from 1pm-4pm at Coulee Region Cremation Group. There will be a small lunch provided.



  1. Darrell Neitzel

    So sorry to hear about Greg’s passing! Our prayers and sympathies to all of you.

  2. Alice Zastoupil

    Our sympathy and prayers to Margaret,
    Jeannie and the family. I have many fond memories of the Sparks family growing up in Kendall.

  3. Jennifer Miller

    Jeanie and girls. Sending sincere condolences. So very sorry for your loss.

  4. Jim and Monica Burch

    Our thoughts are with Jeanie and family. Greg will be missed by many.

  5. Judy Fischer

    So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. My sympathy to Jeanie & family

  6. Mildred Dalton

    The whole family is in our prayers and sending healing thoughts to all of you. Was so shocked to see this as Greg looked so healthy on his hikes and times he enjoyed outside. Millie Dalton

  7. Karen Pfaff

    So sorry for your loss. I knew him from working at Empire and from their friend Julie Kane.

  8. The Dahl family

    We were lucky to have known him. He will be missed!

  9. Theresat Antony

    I worked with Sparky at Empire. He always made me laugh. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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