Michael John Sheldon
Dec. 16, 1960 ó Jan. 4, 2015
Michael John Sheldon, 54, of Oconomowoc, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home on January 4, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born in La Crosse on December 16, 1960, to Donald and Ardis Sheldon. He graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1979, received his bachelorís degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in psychology, and a bachelorís degree in accounting from Lakeland College.
He married Susan Marie Wallman in 1993. They lived together in Oconomowoc and had one daughter, Allison Marie, attending college at the University of Minnesota.
Mike was a certified financial planner, a certified trust financial adviser, and a tax Specialist. He worked at Prairie Financial Group (formerly Waukesha State Bank) as a senior trust administrator and tax specialist, and he spent over 10 years in Milwaukee at BMO Harris Bank trust division (formerly M&I Bank). He served as a member of the Financial Planning Association and was a board member of the Waukesha County Estate Planning Council. He was awarded for his support of the Madison Hunger Task Force.
He was extremely devoted to his wife and daughter, and loved nothing more than spending time with them. He was an avid jogger, cross country skier, reader, and loved following the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gregory.
He is survived by his siblings, Paula Metz, Jane Cardwell (Haward), Daniel (Miyo), Mary Osskopp (Mike), John, and Thomas (Mary); aunts and uncles David (Carolyn) and Paul (Wanda); mother-in-law, Charline Wallman of Watertown; brothers-inlaw, Charles Wallman (Elizabeth) of Madison, Jeffrey Wallman (Finley) of Arlington, Texas, and Andrew Wallman (Jenifer) of Cambridge; a sister-in-law, Patricia of Milwaukee; and numerous cousins and 20 nieces and nephews. Mike will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
A celebration of Mikeís life will be held at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, on Saturday, January 10, at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be from 11:30 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that people pay forward a random act of kindness in memory of Mike.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457, or to view and sign a guest book, please visit www.pagenkopf.com.