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Natividad Sparks

April 12, 1941 — June 8, 2022


Natividad "Naty" Cachero Sparks, 81, of Madison, passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born on April 12, 1941, in La Trinidad, Mt. Provence Benguet, Philippines to Pastor and Paula (Agpawa) Cachero. She was the baby of her family and was the youngest of 15 brothers and sisters.

She grew up poor but worked hard in school and graduated from the University of the East in Manila. She married the late Frederick Bohl, a kind but soft spoken farmer from Wisconsin on May 21, 1978 in Baguio City in the Philippines, and they returned to the US and lived in Fennimore, Wisconsin where they had only one daughter, Maria in 1980. Naty attended school and received her diploma from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore WI in 1985. After moving to Madison, Naty started working for the State of Wisconsin and retired after 10 years. She worked different jobs and retired and moved to Milwaukee where she married her second husband Bob in 2008.
Naty is survived by her daughter Maria Ingraham (Bohl) of Monona, and her daughter's significant other Jim Packard. Naty was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, her first husband, Frederick D. Bohl in 2002, and her second husband, Vernie "Bob" Sparks in 2011.

Naty was a beautiful, generous, kindhearted and faithful Catholic woman, She had a green thumb and loved growing flowers and vegetables. Naty was a hard worker all her life and told stories of the struggles of growing up poor but happy in the Philippines. She loved to laugh, to cook good food, read good stories, and to enjoy life on her terms. She made the best Filipino lumpia and pancit and loved to make people laugh and smile. She was especially creative with flower arrangements and wrapping Christmas presents for her family. She credited her faith and strength to God and always believed that everything in life happened for a reason. As her health declined, she did her best to reach out to family and friends to make her peace and share her love knowing her time was growing short. Naty touched the lives of many people, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A celebration of life/memorial will be planned at a later date. The family asks for patience during this time.
The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg and all the nurses, social workers and staff for their support of Naty and her family during her illness up until the end.


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& Cremation Alternatives
3325 E. Washington Ave. Madison
(608) 249-6758
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