William “Bill” SjobergWilliam “Bill” Sjoberg passed away on October 21, 2012 at the age of 67, surrounded by loving family in The Villages, FL.
William “Bill” Sjoberg passed away on October 21, 2012 at the age of 67, surrounded by loving family in The Villages, FL.
Bill was born in 1945 in Duluth, Minn, to Merlyn and Wendell Sjoberg. He graduated from Proctor High School and received a B.S. from the University of Minn-Duluth. He taught high school for eight years in Tomahawk, Wisc and moved back to Duluth to work for the Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Railway. He moved to Pennsylvania twelve years later, where he continued to dedicate his career to working for the railroad group and retired as Director of Labor Relations for Transtar, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel. In 2009, Bill moved to The Villages, Fla with his loving wife Linda to enjoy the warm weather they had always looked forward to. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing 60’s rock and roll on his guitar, golfing, rooting for the Steelers with Linda, and most importantly, spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Merlyn and Wendell and his oldest brother Glen (Janet).
He will be missed by his beloved wife Linda Goerts-Sjoberg; children Grant (Brenda), Heidi (Lisa), Talley (Jeff), and Stephanie; grandchildren Nick, Drake, Townes and Inga; brothers Larry (Geraldine) and Robert (Charlotte); father-in-law and dear friend Dick Goerts; many loving nieces, nephews, and friends; and his loyal dog Lexi.
Bill said that the best time of his life was the final three weeks, which were wonderfully celebrated with all of his family and many friends.
A PRIVATE SERVICE: Will be held in Minnesota at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
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