"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Upated May 18, 2023

Dianna May (Soppe) Sparks

February 28, 1947--January 1, 2022

Dianna Mary Sparks, 74, of Guthrie Center, passed away on January 1, 2022, at the New Homestead.

Visitation will be at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, January 5th at Twigg Funeral Home in Guthrie Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 5th at Twigg Funeral Home in Guthrie Center. A committal service will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dedham, Iowa at 2:00 PM with Pastor Steve Daiker of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

Dianna Sparks was born in Dedham, Iowa to William and Lucille Soppe on February 28, 1947. She attended school In Council Bluffs, Iowa graduating in 1965. Dianna married Lynn Sparks on July 31, 1971, in Dedham, Iowa. To this union two boys were born, Jeff and Jerry Sparks. She worked at various places throughout her life with her first and most important job was as a Homemaker. Then for 39 years, she worked as a Landscape Contractor which duties included mowing, planting flowers, and constant upkeep of everything. Lastly, she worked on Soda Machines at Rose Acres and did this for about 16 years.

Dianna was an exceptional cook and her entire family would attest to this. She loved being outside whether it be doing yard work or just sitting in a comfortable chair talking to family and friends. She had a special bond with all animals, especially cows. Whenever the cows traveled out of her sight and all it took was her special call and all the cows would come back home. Family mattered most to Dianna and she treated all of them fairly and with respect. Diana and Lynn were able to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in July with their family and this was a very special celebration for both of them.

She is preceded in death by her parents. Dianna is survived by her husband, Lynn Sparks, sons; Jeff Sparks of Bayard, Jerry Sparks of Bayard, sister Leota (Bob) Feketa of New York, brother in law Bill (Karen) Sparks of Guthrie Center, sister in law Barb Nelson of Altoona, granddaughter Brianna of Wisconsin, Uncle Boyd Sparks of Montezuma, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be given to the family.