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Roger H. Spika

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ROGER SPIKA 1958 - 2008 BENNINGTON, VT. - Roger H. Spika, 49, of Burgess Road died Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2008 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a brief illness. Born Oct. 31, 1958 in Hamburg, Germany, he was the son of Wolfram and Ursula Wingert Spika of Woodford and received his education in local schools. Roger had been a contractor in the area for several years. He was a member of the Bennington Elks Lodge, and a volunteer for the Bradford Hook and Ladder Fire Department for many of their functions over the years. Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, playing softball and deep sea fishing. He was an avid gardener, four-wheeler and Green Bay Packers fan. He leaves his wife, the former Elaine Button of Woodford, whom he married Sept. 8, 1979. Besides his parents and wife, he leaves three daughters, Heather Kinney and her husband, James, of Woodford, Holly Thibodeau and her husband, Shawn, of Shaftsbury, and Jennifer Spika of Bennington and her companion, Trevor Coyne; five grandchildren, Maddisyn Kinney, Jesse Kinney, Makenna Thibodeau, Haydin Kinney and Garrett Thibodeau.; three brothers, Lutz Spika and his wife, Susan, of Stamford, Conn., Axel Spika of Woodford, and Kevin Spika and his wife , Kristen, of South Windsor, Conn. and several nieces, nephews, cousins, Godchildren and his dog Bronson. FUNERAL NOTICE - A Celebration of Life gathering will be Friday, Feb. 15, at the family home at 854 Burgess Road from noon until 4 p.m. Bring a picture, bring a story. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Silver Towers Fund through the MAHAR and SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome. net or at BenningtonBanner.com.]]>
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 12, 2008
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