Jon Sholdt, 73, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by family, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 5, 1940 in Greeley, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lillian Sholdt.
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He was a wonderful loving husband, father and proud papa (grandfather) to his three grandchildren. Jon is survived by his beloved family; wife Terry, mother-in-law Edna Ithomitis, daughter Tanya Gray, daughter and son-in-law Althea and Tim McPherson; grandchildren Garrett, Krista and Conner McPherson. All reside in Colorado.
Jon was a Colorado native, living all of his adult life in Colorado Springs. He was a successful businessman owning his own salon, Jon II Hair Design, for over fifty years. Jon was a true witness, generous and loyal to all who knew him. Many of his clients became close personal friends.
He was an accomplished, disciplined, hard-working man. He had enormous pride in his children and grandchildren, who brought him much joy and comfort. His strong foundation shaped the course of his life, which was marked by his love of God, dedication to family, and service to others. He was a devoted lifelong Denver Bronco fan with a passion for the game which was legendary. Jon also took great pleasure in his water garden and enjoyed spending time watching and feeding his Koi.
We will miss him greatly and he will be forever in our hearts.
A private family memorial service was held at the Shrine of Remembrance Rock of Ages Waterfalls and Victory Fountains.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Pikes Peak Hospice for their loving care and support.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial college fund has been set up for his grandchildren. Memorials in his name may be made to ENT Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 15819, Colorado Springs, CO 80935.
Published in The Gazette on Mar. 16, 2014