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Born: July 22, 1934

Death: March 23, 2013

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Ottawa Funeral Home
Ottawa, IL

Kenneth Bruce Sparks

July 22, 1934  -  March 23, 2013
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Kenneth Bruce Sparks, 78, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at LaSalle County Nursing Home.

Funeral Service for Kenneth will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Ottawa Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Sheridan of Grace Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park with Military Rites being accorded.

Kenneth was born July 22, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Richard A. and Hazel M. (Knippel) Sparks. He was a longtime member of Oak Lawn Bible Chapel and the Moose.

He owned and operated a well drilling business with his father before opening Tinley Park Motor Mart. Since 1974, he had owned and operated Kenn Motors with his son.

Kenneth is survived by his children, Judith Sparks of Ottawa, Kathy (Bob) Hardee of rural Mendota, Deborah (Lee) Hodges of Ottawa, and Kenneth Bruce (Jennifer Brandner) Sparks of Ottawa; five grandchildren, Jason Thompson, Scott Hardee, Katie Olesen, Matthew Thompson, and Logan Sparks; and eight great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be directed to Grace Baptist Church.