Duane Raemond Spodyak

Duane Raemond Spodyak – “Rae or Doc” Spodyak was born April 23, 1943 in Hinsdale, Illinois to William Jr. and Marguerite (Krausse) Spodyak, and passed away in Conifer, Colorado on July 4, 2021 at age 78.

Rae moved to the Conifer area in the early 1950’s and he spent nearly 70 years in the Conifer area. Rae graduated from Evergreen High School in 1961. He served our County in the United States Marine Corps completing two combat tours in Viet-Nam where he was given the nickname “Doc.”

Following his decorated service in the Marine Corps, Rae returned to the Conifer area where he married Linda (Rice) of Evergreen, Colorado and raised a family. He spent over 40 years operating his Conifer-based trucking contracting company, as well as providing snow removal services in the Conifer, Bailey and Evergreen areas.

Rae is survived by his wife, Linda Spodyak; Daughter, Stacy Roe; Son and Daughter-in-law, Steve and Katie Spodyak and 4 grandsons.

There will be a memorial service for Rae at the Aspen Park Community Center at 1 p.m. on August 5, 2021. The family requests that in-lieu of any cards or flowers, donations can be made in Rae’s honor to the Conifer, Colorado VFW Post #12009.