Jonathan Paul Sandholm
Jon P. Sandholm, 38, Brandon, died unexpectedly, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Visitation will begin Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, with family present 5-7pm. Funeral services will begin at 10:30am, Wednesday, May 27, at Faith United Church, Brandon. Interment will follow at Swedona Covenant Church Cemetery, Brandon.
Jonathan Paul Sandholm was born December 22, 1976, in Sioux City, IA to Eldine and Marsha (Nelsen) Sandholm as the third of four children. Shortly after, the family moved to Hartford, SD where he was raised and graduated from West Central High School in 1996. Jon went on to attend and play football for the University of Sioux Falls. Jon began a career as a Pharmacy Supervisor at Cigna Tel-Drug shortly after high school that lasted for 17 years. He recently switched careers and worked as a dispatch supervisor with UPS in Sioux Falls. Jon married Angela Swenson August 16th, 2008 in Brandon where the couple settled to raise their two children, Isaac and Lilly.
Jon had a huge heart and was a sentimental teddy bear who loved people and animals of all types. Growing up, he enjoyed the companionship of many pets and continued to share his love to this day with Goliath and Jasper, his two Labs, along with Rosie and Charlie, his two cats. Softball and football were two of his favorite pastimes. Jon was a huge fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He also was an amazing cook and grill master, as long as it didn’t include vegetables, which he despised. Most of all, Jon’s pride and joy was his family. He dearly loved his children and his wife and never stopped teasing his siblings or protecting his little sister. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Jon is survived by his wife, Angela and children, Isaac and Lilly; his parents, Eldine and Marsha (Nelsen) Sandholm of Hartford; three siblings, Justin Sandholm of Tampa, FL, Joshua (Stacy) Sandholm of Hartford and Jessica (Tom) Torkelson of Sioux Falls; grandparents, Carroll and Eloise Nelsen of Sioux Falls; parent-in-laws, Lonnie Banghart and Sharon Swenson of Corson; sister-in-law, Jennifer (Mark) Ackerman of Valley Springs; Grandma-in Law, Betty Banghart of Valley Springs; nieces and nephews, Carter, Creighton, Mara, Nora, Casey, Kayleah, Hailey, Brooklyn and Baby T due in June; and one great niece, Hayden.
Jon was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Franklyn and Jean Sandholm; an uncle, Bruce Nelsen and Great-Grandma In-Law Hazel Swenson.
In lieu of flowers, a Go Fund Me account has been established to assist the Sandholm family. http://www.gofundme.com/vcf3dc