Funeral services for Judy Spandl, 58 year old Buffalo woman who passed away quietly Thursday evening at the Johnson County Health Care Center, while surrounded by her family, will be held Monday, November 14th at 2:00 p.m. from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Buffalo with Pastor Kirk Peters officiating. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donation in Judy’s name may be made to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church or the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyoming.
Judith Marie Spandl was born on April 13, 1953 in Bertha, Minnesota to Erwin and Ruth Luke. She grew up and went to school in Long Prairie, Minnesota and graduated from Long Prairie High School with the class of 1971. After high school she attended Wadena Technical College where she received a certification as a cosmetologist. She was married in Long Prairie on Sept. 17, 1972 to Dennis Spandl and they made their home on a small farm in the Long Prairie area. Judy was a farm wife and raised her boys on the family farm. They retired in 1999 and moved to Buffalo, Wyoming. Judy worked at various jobs in the Buffalo area until she took a job with the Veterans Home of Wyoming in 2005. Ill health forced her to retire in May of 2011 and she lived in Buffalo until the time of her death.
She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Judy enjoyed needle work and crafts. She was an excellent cook and also was a painter. She loved spending time in the mountains, fishing and watching wildlife. Judy always had a friendly smile and a heart that wanted to help anyone she could.
She is survived by her husband Dennis of Buffalo; two sons, Mike Spandl of Buffalo and Craig Spandl of Gallatin Gateway, Montana; her mother Ruth Luke of Long Prairie, Minnesota; numerous cousins and a great host of friends.