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Ursula Spika

1935 - 2013 WOODFORD Ursula (Wingert) Spika, 77, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 28, 2013 following a long illness in Bennington, VT.

Born on June 1, 1935, in Hamburg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Rudolf and Else (Nagel) Wingert. In her early years, Ursula was employed as a fashion designer in Hamburg. She came to the United States in 1959 with her husband, Wolfram Spika. First living in New Jersey, they then moved to Woodford in 1972 where they remained. Ursula and her husband Wolfram ran the family business, The Drummer Boy Restaurant and the Red Mills Gift Shop. She also worked as a stenographer for the Vermont State Superior Court and had also been employed at Kmart.

Ursula was a very talented artist and loved painting. She had a strong love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also for helping others.

The family would like to thank BPI and all her caregivers over the years for their love and attention.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Lutz and his wife Sue of Stamford, CT, Axel of Woodford and Kevin and his wife Kristen of South Windsor, CT; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Roger.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: Memorial services celebrating the life of Ursula Spika will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ursula Spika's memory to be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.



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Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 4, 2013
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