Timothy S. Spoden a beloved husband and devoted father age 73 passed away after enduring a long battle of Parkinson's Disease on January 22, 2021 at the Saint Cloud Hospital.
The family has decided to not at this time have a church service due to COVID, but has decided to have a celebration of life at a later date.
Tim was born June 21,1947 in Saint Cloud, MN to Steven and Marie (Fink) Spoden. He married Penny Nierenhausen on August 26,1972 in Cold Spring, MN.
After serving in the army (Vietnam) in which he received a Purple Heart medal, he was honorably discharged to return home to Cold Spring where he was employed through the Cold Spring Granite Company. After the death of his father-in-law, he purchased Gil's DX in Cold Spring where he and Penny ran the family business for many years. After the sale of Gil's DX they purchased what was known formally as Toby's to later change the business name to Spoden's Septic Service. After Tim retired, he and Penny moved to Saint Cloud to be able to spend more time at their campsite up at Breezy Point. Tim was most happy when he was fishing with family and friends, cherishing yearly summer fish fry's with his large extended family and friends, spending time with his grandchildren, and eating out at his most favorite restaurants.
Tim is survived by his beloved wife who was his devoted caregiver until he became a permanent resident at the Saint Cloud VA Medical Center; daughters Amanda (Josh) Vinkemeier of Victoria MN, Angela Spoden of Sartell MN; grandchildren Alex and Natalie. Siblings include Mary Jane (Donald) Theisen, Roger (Mary) Spoden, Rita (John) Eickhoff, Ruth Brinkman-Erickson, David Spoden(Gary), Gary Spoden, and Chuck (Mary) Spoden, sister-in- law Marilyn Spoden, sister-in-laws Kathy (Dave) Nelson and Linda (Donald) Boos, brother-in-law Ron (Kathy) Nierenhausen, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, brother James Spoden, and brother-in-laws Thomas Brinkman and Gerald Erickson.
The Spoden family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of ward 51-1 at the VA. Without the wonderful cares provided by the staff, Tim's experience would not have been the same.