William "Bill" Brandau passed away Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, at home. He was 57 years old.
Bill was born November 3rd, 1964, to George and Elizabeth Jean Brandau in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. He attended Metro State University of Denver and graduated with a bachelor's in business administration. While in Denver, he met the love of his life, Marilyn, in 1987. The family moved to Ignacio in 1991. Together Bill and Marilyn opened and operated "Options Restaurant" and later "The Rose Café"(1995-2000). Bill worked in the restaurant and hospitality industry his entire life, having worked most recently at the Sky Ute Casino. He was also a manager at several Walmart stores throughout Colorado.
Bill very much enjoyed riding his Harley, golfing, music, computer gaming, and his Busch Beer. More than all else, Bill loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, father; George (Janet), children: Joyce (Francisco) Guzman, Richard Griego, and Jennifer (Terry Gomez) Griego; brothers: Mike and Bob Brandau; grandchildren: Mariah, Sarina, Joseph, Angelina and Brandon; great-grandchildren: Enrique and Kairi; and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and wonderful friends.
He is preceded in death his mother: Elizabeth Jean.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 8th, 2022, at 10:00 AM, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Lupus Foundation, lupus.org
Published by The Durango Herald on Dec. 29, 2021.