Helene Berta (Tschache) Sparks quietly passed away in Newberg, Ore., on Nov. 21, 2016. She was 95 years old. Oma was surrounded and comforted by her family throughout the hours preceding her passing.
Helene is survived by her sister, Herta Stepan of Aidenbach, Germany, her daughters Georgine H. Merz and Joann D. Sparks, and her grandchildren Denver Merz, Molly Merz-Semingson, Amanda Kuhnhausen, Jacob Kuhnhausen, Peggy Oberg, Tabatha Mahan, Rebecca Reddinger, Robert Young and Crystal Blu Sparks.
She is also survived by 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She was proceeded in death by her husband, George Henry Sparks, and her children Monika Young and George Sparks Jr.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Red Cross, who helped save her and the Tschache family during World War II.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River.
Visit www. AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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