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Michael Shaun Warren

07/24/1963 - 04/29/2015
Service Date: 05/07/2015
Service Time: 9:30 AM
Service Location: Light of the Desert Lutheran Church, 33175 North Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331

Warren, Michael Shaun

Tempe- Lieutenant Colonel Michael Shaun Warren, age 51, died Wednesday April 29, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.

LTC Warren is survived by his wife, Sheila, and five children Michael Warren, Jr., Jody Warren, Kevin Warren, Taylor Dennis, and Jackson Warren. Michael was a loving husband and adored father who enjoyed spending time with his family very much.

LTC Warren was born July 24, 1963 in Phoenix, Arizona, the oldest of five sons born to Lillian Barbara (Rollins) Warren and Michael C. Warren.  LTC Warren earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University in 2001, and a Master of Military Art and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies in 2012.  His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, where he graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate, the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course, the Infantry Captain’s Career Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, and the Advanced Military Studies Program at the School of Advanced Military Studies.

LTC Warren has been on active duty since 2003.  He retired from the Tempe Police Department as a Sergeant with over 20 years of service in 2005.

LTC Warren deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Arizona Distinguished Service Medal.

LTC Warren’s hobbies included reading historical novels (his favorite topic was World War II), attending sporting events (he cheered for ASU, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Arizona Diamondbacks), riding his motorcycle, and vacationing with his family.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, May 6 from 6-8pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ, and a funeral service will be held Thursday, May 7 at 9:30am at Light of the Desert Lutheran Church (33175 N Cave Creek Road). Full Military Honors will follow at 12:30pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.


  • Gary and Jenny Lindberg

    We are so sorry for the loss of such a lovely and dear man. Heaven must be celebrating and joyous to receive him home! God Bless him and his family.

  • LTC Brian J. Murphy

    With heartfelt condolences to the Warren family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Brian and Marie Murphy

  • Bill and Bea Parker

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Warren Family at this time of sorrow. The articles LTC Warren wrote for the White Mountain Independent Newspaper concerning the Middle East Conflict were enlightening and very much appreciated.

  • Bob, Val Joey Zach Speltz

    thank you sir preciate all the mentoring and assistance you gave me as Supply SGT throughout my career. Helping to know the rules regulations and policies help me have a better successful career. I can positively say you’re a good man sir. God Bless

  • My prayers are with you all. Sheila – the happiness you showed when I saw you over the many years at the PD was a reflection of the joy Mike and the children brought you. I always enjoyed working with Mike and have nothing but fond memories. Stay well my friend.

  • To Mr. Warren’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible. Revelation 21: 3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29 show that there will soon be a time when there will be no more sickness, or death, and we can see the loved ones we have lost again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • Grandpa I miss you every day, we love you and will forever keep you in our hearts

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