Joan Sparger Derczo Bogdanski

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“Dear Friends, Former Students, Neighbors, & Relatives:On behalf of my mother Belle Sparger and myself, I would like to thank you for the condolences...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Anna Sparger Wood - TX - Sister

“Sorry, Anna, I did not hear in time for the service. I can only imagine loosing a sister, thinking of you, much love, Diane ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Gardner Savage - TX

“Ms. Bogdanski was my 2nd grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary. I am 34 years old and remember her and wish her peace..."we know that all things work...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Kevin Walker

“May Mrs. Bogdanski Rest in Peace ~ She was always such a sweet lady with the biggest smile at Lakewood Elementary School. I'm sad to hear of her...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Katie Smith - Euless, TX

“I'll always have sweet thoughts and memories of Mrs. Derczo. She guided me through 2nd and 5th grade, helped me to read and write, sort out issues...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Patty Prikryl Smiley - VA

“Mrs. Derczo was my teacher at Lakewood Elementary in my 5th grade year in 1977. I remember her dearly for the gental way she had with her students...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Larry Ford - Azle, TX

“Some of my favorite school memories are with her! She was one of my favorite teachers! A great teacher! She will be missed. Your family is in my...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Donette Stafford - Euless, TX

“Dearest, Sweet Sonya, Anna, and Mrs. Sparger: Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for grace, mercy, compassion, caring, love,...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Silas Kennemer - Fort Worth, TX

“My most favorite teachers ever! Hope she knew how special she was!!!! Rest in Peace! ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Jennifer Meredith (Snyder) - TX

“One of my absolute favorite teachers. She is the standard for which other teachers should be. A true loss in so many ways. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Katya Stahlbaum - Dallas, TX

“It has been a rough 4 years, but our hearts are still heavy at the loss of such a wonderful woman. All I can imagine right now is her saying over...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Deanna Darr - Bedford, TX

“May God Bless You All and bring healing to your hearts. I can almost hear Joan's warm, hearty and contagious laugh. I know the angels in Heaven...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Don Harrington - TX - cousin

“My heart is with you, Sonya! You are an amazing daughter, and I your kids are lucky to have a Mom who can serve and love like you do. Blessings and...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Leslie Osborne - San Antonio, TX

“Sonya, Mrs. Sparger and Anna, It is so hard to comprehend that Joan is gone. She was a wonderful college friend and I vividly remember when she told...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: MaryFrances Crenshaw Wasson - TX

“May God hold you in His hands and heal your broken hearts. Joan was such a precious example of God's love for others. She had a special sense of...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Don and Jane Theriot - Harlingen, TX

“My thoughts & prayers are with you Sonya & family. May God wrap his arms tightly around you & your family. I still cannot believe that your Mother...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Broder - Grapevine, TX

“Edna Belle and Anna, I have very fond memories of walking to your house and spending time with Joan and your family. Childhood memories are a part...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Martha Laczny Fertitta - Kilgore, TX

“My love and condolences to Joan's family. We had civics together in high school, get each other to laughing before class and had to control during...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Weaver - Granbury, TX

“Dear Sonya & Family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Joan but rejoice that she is with the Lord in heaven. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Kristen Jackson - Fort Worth, TX


Joan Sparger Derczo Bogdanski, 66, a retired elementary teacher and beloved mother, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Bedford.
Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville, with Rev. Rusty Hudson of Grace Hospice officiating. Burial: Smithfield Cemetery, immediately following the services. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Joan was born on October 9, 1945, in Ft. Worth to proud parents Marvin and Edna Belle Harrington Sparger. Joan, the eldest of 3 children, was raised on a small dairy farm in Bedford. Since 2nd grade, she had a dream of becoming a teacher. Upon completing her Bachelors of Education at the University of North Texas, she realized this dream. Joan taught for 33.5 years- mostly 2nd grade at Lakewood Elementary in Euless- before retiring. She was the kind of teacher who not only taught, but listened to and cared for her students. Many times she wept tears over little ones struggling at home or in school, and prayed for them often just as if they were her own children. Joan was also known for her wonderful cooking, love of shopping, and laughter. She was a woman full of joy, faith, grace, and kindness. She was a devoted and loving mother to her only child Sonya and a wise counselor and friend. Joan's motto was, "we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose," Romans 8:28. Though loved ones miss her dearly, we rejoice that she is now pain-free and dancing with Jesus!
Preceded in death by her father, Marvin Sparger; and brother, Marvin Harvey Sparger
Survivors: Daughter, Sonya Kaye Derczo Loudenberg of Bedford; son-in-law Robert Allen Loudenberg; granddaughter Sophia Belle Loudenberg; grandson Caleb Harvey Loudenberg; mother Edna Belle Harrington Sparger; sister Anna Belle Sparger Wood; and beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and other precious family and friends.