Benjamin John Spah, age 33, slept peacefully away at his home in Grand Forks, ND, with his beloved dog Videl by his side.
Benjamin John Spah, age 33, slept peacefully away at his home in Grand Forks, ND, with his beloved dog Videl by his side. His kind, caring soul, and big heart will be remembered and missed by all. A private family service (due to the Covid-19 restrictions), was held at the Amundson Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 14. A Celebration of Life Ceramony and Internment will be at the Leeds Lutheran Cemetary on May 21 at 1 p.m. Benjamin will be laid to rest next to his dad. A video of the service may be watched at: https://youtu.be/dHBiWvxS1l0 Benjamin was born on March 23, 1987, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND, to Steven A. Spah and Penny (Smeltzer) Spah. Ben attended pre-school and kindergarten at St. Joseph's in Devils Lake and later went to Elementary School at Lewis and Clark and Lake Agassiz after the family moved from Devils Lake to Grand Forks. He attended Schroeder Middle School and Central High School, graduating early from Community High School so he could join his Father in the family carpentry/construction business in Devils Lake. Ben worked with his father, Steve, his brother, Blake, and Gary Remmen for thirteen years, building many homes in Devils Lake and the surrounding communities. Perfection in Carpentry was their motto, "If you are going to build it, build it right and to last". Benjamin prided himself on his strong work ethic and the carpentry skills he learned from his father. After his father's death and with Ben's Medical Condition of Cardiomyopathy preventing him from continuing the carpentry work he so loved, he moved once again to Grand Forks in 2017. He returned to work at Taco Johns, an establishment he had worked at in high school. Here he worked along with many supportive co-workers and they became Ben's second family. Ben loved to fish with his brothers and father. He was taught to hunt by his grandfather and enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife. He spent many hours in the Leeds and Devils Lake areas hunting and fishing with his family. His last deer hunt this past Nov. was with his mother and family. Ben's pride and joy was his black lab, Videl, who accompanied him on all his adventures and brought him so much comfort in these last years. Ben also enjoyed socializing, the TV series Dragon-Ball Z, and the movies he was so fond of quoting. He loved his friends and was always willing to help them with any problem. Benjamin had a generous nature, a sensitive soul and was quick with a smile and joke even when struggling inside. Ben is preceded in death by; his father, Steven A. Spah; his uncle, Gary Spah; grandparents, Henry and Ruby (Zerr) Spah; and his longtime carpentry partner, Gary Remmen. Survivors include; mother; Penny (Smeltzer) Spah of Emily, MN; brothers, Bradley Spah of Devils Lake, Blake Spah of Oslo, MN, and Daniel Spah of Grand Forks; his grandparents, Vance and Alice (Rohrer) Smeltzer of Leeds, ND; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Penny Spah at 39814 Par West Drive, Emily, MN 56447.