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Michael B. Nordholm, 1956-2018, grew up in Chicago, IL, and Bradenton, FL, but lived most of his life in New England. He graduated from Manatee High School in 1974.
He earned a BA at Davis and Elkins College where he majored in political science. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1980-1983. Michael described himself as a man "with a rapier-like wit, [and] a barely noticeable disability.” He loved to debate and discuss politics, and he was a staunch supporter of liberal policies. He was a voracious reader of newspapers, Sports Illustrated, and books ranging from literature and history to political philosophy. Michael, a man of principle, loved this quotation from Winston Churchill: "If you have made an enemy in your life, you have stood for something.”
He was predeceased by his brother Bradley and his parents, Gunard and Helen Nordholm. He is survived by his family-of-choice: Katy Herz, Jon Pehrson, Katherine Hermes and Alexandra Maravel, and many other friends. No one who ever met him will forget Big Mike.
In lieu of flowers, please be kind to a veteran and if you are able to donate, please give to Hope Hospice https://www.hopehealthco.org, or Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust https://cst.dav.org.
His funeral services will take place at some point in the near future.