January 8, 1933 ~ July 15, 2022
Resided in: Fargo, ND
Carol’s Live Streamed Memorial Service can be viewed below:
Our loving mother, Carol Jean Spichke, 89, died July 15, 2022, in Maple Grove, MN.
Carol is survived by her children, Mark (Kelly) of Dayton, MN, and Mary (Bob) of Naples, FL. She is also survived by her brother Tom Hruza, Armidale, NSW, Australia: 3 grandchildren: Heather (Zander), Rosholt, SD; Brenna (John), Buffalo, MN; and Charlie (Stefanie), Carmel, IN. She was the loving ‘Nana’ of 8 great-grandchildren.
Carol was born to Charles and Esther Hruza on January 8, 1933, in Northfield, MN. She married Ritchie Spichke in 1955. She was active as a community volunteer – a member of the Junior League and a Boy Scout and Campfire Girl troop leader.
She was indeed a remarkable woman. She was elected to the West Fargo city council and still has the buttons saying, “Vote for Carol!” She certainly would have had our vote! She was named YWCA’s Woman of the Year in government in 1986. She was a registered nurse around the Fargo area for many years. She also introduced the Lamaze Method to her community in 1958. She started a business with her husband Rich, raised two children, taught Sunday school, and was an avid tennis and bridge player. She loved to entertain friends and family! Her happy place was her lake home on Pelican Lake. She was a great friend to many people and was well-loved in her community.
Her parents, loving husband Rich, and dear sister Shirley (Chuck) Aasen preceded her death.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM Friday, August 26, 2022 at First Lutheran Church in Fargo.
Celebration of life details to be shared at a later date.
Memorial: August 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am
First Lutheran Church, Fargo
619 Broadway N
Fargo, ND 58102