Neal R. Sparby

Sept. 21, 1936 - April 26, 2006

Neal R. Sparby was born in Superior on Sept. 21, 1936, and departed this world Wednesday, April 26, 2006. He lived in both Genesee Depot and Delray Beach, Fla.

He was employed with Payco American Corp. from 1964 to 1996: in 1965, he was the Midwest regional marketing manager; 1970, vice president of operations; 1991, president and chief executive officer; and in 1996, he retired. He also held other positions: executive vice president, company secretary and director. Most recently, he was the manager of five real estate partnerships.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pauline; two daughters, Michele (Jim) Singsime and Marilee Ulatt; a son, Michael Sparby; and six grandchildren, Sean, Erika, Erin, Chad, Neal and Brooke.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

Memorial services are pending.

The Lord saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his loving arms around you and whispered, "Come to me." With tearful eyes, we watched you and saw you pass away. Heaven is a better place because of you this day.

You are loved so very much and sadly missed.