Darrell “Amos” D. Spike, age 58, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family.
Amos was born May 4, 1951, in Monticello, the son of Donald and Lorraine ( Walberg) Spike.
He was united in marriage to Patricia (Curtis) Dec. 29, 1982, in Casper, WY.
Over the years, Amos worked at Delano Granite Works, Cenex Lake Region Co-op in Buffalo for 17 years, ISD 877 Buffalo Schools, and wRight Lumber and Millwork Company.
His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing. Amos belonged to the Buffalo Gun Club, was a member of the Buffalo Rodeo Committee for over 25 years, served as a director of the Buffalo Rodeo for two years; and participated in AWANA at the Buffalo Evangelical Free Church.
Amos was a proud veteran of the US Marines Corps, and served as a past Post commander of the Buffalo American Legion, and also was a member of the Buffalo Color Guard.
He is survived by his loving family: his wife of 27 years, Pat; children Lisa Marie Spike of Paynesville, Andrew James Spike, and Jennifer Lynn Spike, both of Buffalo; and grandchildren Ashley and Krystalyn.
Amos is further survived by siblings Delrose (Jared) Larson of Buffalo, and Duane (Denise) Spike of Coon Rapids; mother-in-law Beverly (Archie) Curtis of Perham; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Mike Curtis of Anoka, Laurel Ahsenmacher of Annandale, Diane (Ron) Smith of Cokato, and Paul Curtis of Maple Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Lorraine Spike; two infant sisters and an infant brother; and his father-in-law, Albert Curtis.
A celebration of life service took place Monday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Evangelical Free Church.
Visitation was Sunday, April 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, and continued Monday for one hour prior to the service.
Interment was Tuesday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Ripley in Little Falls with military honors by the Fort Ripley Honor Guard.
Casket bearers were Gerry How, Gene Persian, Scott Enter, Dale Daniels, Lonnie Thornton, and Stan Droneck.
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is proud to have served the family.