GLADSTONE, MI. - Shay M. Sjoholm, age 30, of 308 Ketcham St., Gladstone, MI passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his home in Gladstone.
Shay was born March 23, 1984 in Ishpeming, the third son of Glenn C. and Roberta L. (Pascoe) Sjoholm. Shay grew up in Ishpeming Twp. and was a graduate of the Westwood High School, Class of 2003. While in high school, Shay participated in football, basketball and tennis. He had been a longtime member of the Salisbury United Methodist Church where he was confirmed.
In more recent years, Shay took up the game of golf which he enjoyed to play and was a member of the Irish Oaks Golf Club and a former member of the Wawonowin Country Club. Shay was an avid Chicago Bears Fan, and also supported the Chicago White Sox.
Shay was currently employed by the State of Michigan as a corrections officer at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising. He had also worked at Joseph's Supervalu in Ishpeming for many years.
Survivors include his parents Glenn and Roberta (Pascoe) Sjoholm who were longtime Ishpeming Twp. residents; brothers - Ryan (Amy) Sjoholm of Hartford, WI and Cole (Natasha) Sjoholm of Basalt, CO; aunts and uncles - Sue and Martin Tasson of Ishpeming, Mary Lou DeLorensi of Ishpeming, Bill and Nancy Hatch of Gwinn, Keith and Katha Sjoholm of Kaukauna, WI and Nancy Sjoholm of Ishpeming; several cousins along with close friends Tim and Angie Fleury and their daughter Taylor of Gladstone; and girlfriend Samantha Corey of Munising.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ted and Ruth Sjoholm & William and Myrle Pascoe along with aunts and uncles - Sandra Hatch, Lee Sjoholm and Fran DeLorensi.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 3 until 6pm on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming.
A memorial service will follow at 6:00pm on Thursday at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. Lauri O. Maki to officiate. Inurnment will take place at the Ishpeming Cemetery.
A luncheon will follow the services in the Bethel Lutheran Church Hall.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Adam Michaud, Tim Fleury, Ryan Bergman, Jim Conradson, Steve Kuehl, Paul Brunngraeber, Carl Carlson and Matt Ricketts.
Shay's complete obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.