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BOISE â€” Timothy Frank Spanbauer, 67, of Meridian passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, of natural causes.
He was born on March 2, 1944, in Blackfoot to Frank and Gertrude Spanbauer. His siblings were Matt Spanbauer, Mary Lou Lewis and Arthur Vandeberugh. He graduated from Boise High School in 1962. He also graduated from Links Business School and attended the College of Southern Idaho.
Tim worked for Finch Brown Co. and was recognized as a top salesman receiving the â€śCaptain of the Guardâ€ť award from 3M Company several years in a row. He also worked for Idaho Microfilm Co. and Citi Group.
In high school he was a member of the â€śMidnight Lordsâ€ť car club, which was sponsored by then-police officer Vern Bisterfeldt. He was a member of the Boise High School ROTC and was distinguished member of the Lions Club. He was elected by Owyhee Elementary School PTA to raise funds and was instrumental in building a fence around the New York canal after a young boy in the area drowned in the canal. He served in the National Guard and did his basic training at Fort Ord, Calif. Tim was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 2nd Ward in the Meridian Idaho Stake.
Timâ€™s hobbies were golf, softball, and fishing. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. If you asked Tim what his greatest love and accomplishments in life was he would have told you his family. Everything he did was motivated by his desire to serve his wife, children, and grandchildren. There was nothing more important in his life than that.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joan Kaye Spanbauer; daughter, Kim Stark; son, Todd (Lisa) Spanbauer; son, Trent (Kim) Spanbauer; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the LDS chapel at 3775 E. Ustick Rd. with visitation from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. A viewing will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011. from 6â€“8 p.m. at Relyea Funeral Chapel at 318 N. Latah. Interment will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel. Any tributes and condolences can be left at www.relyeafuneralchapel.com.