Stoughton- Tom Sandholm, age 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 30, 2014 on River Walk at Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation surrounded by his family.
He was born on September 2, 1937 in Kenosha where he grew up. Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served his country for three years as a hospital Corpsman. Following his honorable discharge Tom attended UW-Madison where he studied law. Tom worked at multiple law offices in Madison for several years before changing direction in his career and attending MATC in computer science. Upon his graduation from MATC Tom began working for the State of WI as a computer programmer and then as a systems analyst for over 20 years. Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Badgers. He was a faithful friend of Bill W.’s for almost 22 years and was proud of that association. Tom had a large field of knowledge and was often sought out for answers to questions. He had a wonderful sense of humor.
On September 13, 1990 Tom married Nancy Onsrud Bjordahl. Together they shared a close and loving relationship that got stronger as they navigated life’s difficulties and continued to be there for each other daily.
Tom will be greatly missed and is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Nancy; daughter, Jenny (Todd) Ostrander; step children, Dan (Sally) Bjordahl, Chris (Ann) Bjordahl, Becky (Jim) Heisig, Andy (Jacqui) Bjordahl; 16 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and many friends and acquaintances and was especially supported by his good friend Dave who visited often and they would have lively discussions. Tom also had a dear friend Brenda who supported him through many of his difficulties.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon at the Stoughton VFW following the services. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the funeral home and from 11:00 AM until the time of services Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Joyce Brehm and to the staff of River Walk of Skaalen for their loving and gentle care of Tom and his family.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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