Warren E. (Werner) Spandau, 74, who grew up in Como Park, died in Phoenix, Ariz., last October. Warren was born Aug. 21, 1943, in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from Murray High School, then served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from St. Paul Vo-Tech, then worked as a journeyman pipe fitter-welder until retirement in 2005.
Sports interests included water and downhill skiing, scuba diving, country western dancing and watching the Vikings games.
He and his wife, Sharyll, were snowbirds between Minnesota and Arizona for 15 years. He became a Jehovah Witness in 1967. After retirement, he served at Kingdom Hall Grand Rapids, Minn., and at Kingdom Hall Garden Lakes, Avondale, Ariz. He enjoyed going out in service, attending conventions and having many friends in both locations. Over his life he built or remodeled several homes and loved to use his plumbing, building and electrical skills for many people in both locations. He is dearly missed by his family and friends.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Helen Spandau; baby sister, Rosemary; and paternal grandma, Amanda. He is survived by his wife, Sharyll; sister, Sylvia (Wayne) Shalles; three children, Paulette Spandau (David Cossey), Darren Spandau and Angela (Michael) Huarte; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his first wife and friend, Patricia (Cookie) Spandau.
Services were held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Garden Lakes, Avondale, Ariz. last November, and at Roselawn Cemetery (with interment) here in early June.