Sherwood - Michael Lyle Tjoelker, aged 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 12, 2021. He was born December 9, 1954 to late Lyla and Lawrence Tjoelker. Survived by his children Danielle, Kimberly (John), and Kelsey, his siblings Tom (Rita), Bob (Delinda), and Cindy, four nieces and nephews, his significant other Kathy, and many friends.
Michael was raised on a dairy farm in Everson, Washington, attended Nooksack Valley High School, received a B.S. from Washington State University, and received an MD and MBA. He worked as a dermatologist for 35 years. He married Christina Reagan in 1981 and they raised their three daughters in Snohomish, Washington. Michael moved from private practice in Washington State to Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 2009. He touched thousands of lives and was beloved by colleagues and staff. Michael was in the U.S. Army Reserve from 2002-2010 with a final rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Michael loved spending time with his loved ones, playing guitar, attending live concerts, writing short stories, and traveling.
A time of visitation for Michael will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Verkuilen Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr, Kaukauna, WI 54130. A service will be held in Lynden, Washington where he will be laid to rest by his family. The family requests no memorials, donations can be made to Children's International. Online condolences may be expressed at www.verkuilenfh.com.
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