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December 17, 1919 – Thursday, April 12, 2012

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
6-8 P.M.

Hazel M. Spike, age 92, of Buffalo passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Cherished Moments in Buffalo.

She was born on December 17, 1919 in Monticello Township, Wright County the daughter of Carl “Charles”& Julia Block Stoppelman.

On May 21, 1921 Hazel was baptized into the Lutheran faith. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and Sunday School and confirmed on August 13, 1933 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church by Pastor W.P. Sauer. Her Confirmation verse was John 10:27-28. Her Confirmation hymn was “Oh, for a Faith That Will Not Shrink”.

On November 25, 1942, Hazel M. Stoppelman & Roy Spike were united in holy matrimony at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo by Pastor E.R. Berwald. This union was blessed with three children Linda, Karen and Kenneth.

They farmed in Chatham Township, Wright County for the next thirty two years until Roy’s death in 1975.

Hazel also worked for Keplinger’s, Buffalo Plywood and Veneer and at The Primary and Senior High School Kitchens.

In 1980, Hazel sold the farm and moved to Buffalo where she has resided until her death.

Hazel has been a faithful, lifelong member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. She enjoyed working in the kitchen at The County Fair and attending Alpha classes.

She also did catering on the weekends. Hazel enjoyed her flower garden and vegetable patch.

Hazel liked to sew and made many clothes for her granddaughters when they were little. She was always known as “Grandma Sweetie” to her grandchildren because she would bake cookies, cakes and bread for her family and friends. She liked to travel and meet people. Hazel loved dancing to old time music and spent many afternoons at The Senior Center visiting and dancing.

Hazel is survived by her three children: Linda (Floyd) Smith of Wheatland, Wyoming, Karen (Daniel) Spaude and Kenneth (Brenda) Spike all of Buffalo; granddaughters: Lee Ti Spaude of Hopkins, Heather Spike of Buffalo and Pinky (Matthew) Seeman of Eagan; two great grandsons: Jordayn Spike and Jacob Seeman; brothers-in-law: Walter (Kay) Spike and Vernon Spike; Sisters-in-law: Elaine Wannebo and Laura Spike; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers: Edwin, Arthur, Rueben, Ernie, Carl and Leroy Stoppelman and by three sisters: Frieda Moss,
Hattie Marquette & Agnes Triplett and their spouses.

Funeral Services for Hazel Spike will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 P.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor James Disney will officiate.

Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Sandi Baert will be the organist for the funeral service. Special music will be provided by Jordayn Spike and Ardis Buskey. Congregational hymns will be “ Oh, for a Faith That Will Not Shrink”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 6-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Sunday, April 22nd one hour prior to services at the church.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be her granddaughters: Lee Ti Spaude, Heather Spike and Pinky Seeman and her great grandsons: Jordayn Spike and Jacob Seeman.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Red & Jane Dorn

    Hazel has found peace. We wish the same for her loving and supportive family. Our love and sympathy to you all.
    Red, Jane, Paul, & Scott

  2. Pat Norine

    I will always remember Hazel’s help with Country Fair. Also the great recipe for rice pudding she shared with me.
    What a wonderful Christian lady!

  3. crystal (schmidt) stelton

    I have many good memories of Hazel. Her smile could light the whole room.
    Sorry for your loss


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