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March 5, 1923 – July 27, 2020


Kathryn “Kay” Sturges Little Spike, age 97 of Buffalo passed away peacefully at the The Glenn Assisted Living in Buffalo on July 27,2020.

She was born March 5, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Ray James Little and Myra (Sturges) Little.

Walter Spike and Kathryn Sturges Little were joined in holy marriage August 27, 1948 at Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Buffalo.  God blessed their marriage with 3 children, Kevin, Kurt and Karla.

Kay was a lifelong, faithful member of The Buffalo Presbyterian Church.

Kay worked in Washington DC prior to marrying Walter.  In 1957 Walter and Kathryn opened Spike’s Locker Plant and then built the Buffalo House Restaurant in 1964.

Kay was a 75+ year member of Eastern Star Galilee Chapter #53 in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Survived by her children Kevin Spike (Angela), Kurt (Judy) Spike and Karla (Randal) Blade; grandchildren: Nanette (Tony) Welnitz, Jeremy (Laura) Spike, Kristopher (Destiny) Spike, Jonathan (Brandi) Spike, Danielle Blade and Evan Blade; great grandchildren:  Dillon, Kyle, Brandie, Milla, Jayden, Haley, Lily, Hunter, Kolby, Brennan, Milana, Jordan;  sister-in-law: Marlene (Ray) Little; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents Ray and Myra Little, brothers Jim Little and Ray Little, her husband of 68 years Walter Spike, sister-in-law Connie Little and 2 nephews Jeff Little and Todd Little.

A visitation for Kathryn “Kay” Spike will be held on Friday, July 31st from 6-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

A Private Graveside Burial will be held on Saturday, August 1st at 11:00 A.M. at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Reverend Brian Entz will officiate.

Casket Bearers will be Kristopher Spike, Jonathan Spike, Jeremy Spike, Scott Little, Ray Little Jr. and Dave Spike.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Glenn of Buffalo.



2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Peters

    My condolences to the Spike family. Mary Peters

  2. Denise

    Judy, Kevin and Family I am so sorry to hear about your moms passing. Sending you guys my thoughts and prayers
    Denise Saunders


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