Lance Sjodin

lance sjodin

December 4, 1969 ~ March 4, 2024

Born in: Boulder, Colorado
Resided in: Longmont, CO

Lance Sjodin, 54, from Longmont, was born in Boulder on Dec. 4, 1969, and passed away on March 4, 2024, in Pueblo where he had lived for the past seven years surrounded by his loving family.

From an early age, Lance exhibited a zest for life and a remarkable ability to connect with others. He pursued various passions throughout his life, beginning with dreams of becoming a firefighter in California, but changed to a career in professional golf. Lance’s talent on the golf course was undeniable, and he brought joy to those around him with his infectious laughter and warm personality. He learned to ski at a very early age which he enjoyed for many years.

Lance’s professional journey led him to work at and manage numerous upscale chain restaurants, including renowned establishments such as P.F. Chang’s and California Pizza Kitchen. Yet, it was at Sugarbeet in Longmont where Lance found his true culinary passion. He spoke fondly of his early days at Coco’s, where despite the challenges, he found solace in the camaraderie of his coworkers and the simple pleasure of a shared meal.

Lance is survived by his parents, Tom Sjodin and Patty Halligan; and devoted aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Frances Davis and Victor and Catherine Sjodin; stepfather, Wayne Halligan; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Lance will be remembered for his radiant smile, his love for life, and his unwavering ability to bring light into the lives of those around him. May his laughter echo in our hearts forevermore.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501 or

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  1. I’m at a loss after hearing this news, my heart goes out to Patty and Tom for their loss. Lance was the best man at my wedding; we had many grand adventures/mis-adventures in Boulder as teens or in California as young men. He will be remembered for his friendship and comradery. Rest in Peace L.

  2. CandleImageLancer.
    I can’t believe he’s gone. Saying his name brings a smile to my face and warms my heart.
    He brought light and love and laughter to anyone who was fortunate enough to be in the same space as him.
    His zest for life and ability to fill a room was apparent the first time I met him in 1991.
    We created many memories when we were both living on the coasts of California. Nothing tops Thanksgiving in the late 90’s when I took a train from San Diego to Santa Barbara to spend the holiday with Lance. He had no idea what he was getting into when he asked me to send the grocery list ahead of my arrival. He was an incredible sport about my 2 page shopping list for a dinner for 2. It remains one of my favorite Thanksgivings and never fails to make me giggle.
    That was Lance. Selfless, supportive, & bottomless in what he would do for those he loves.
    My life is so much better knowing you. I hope you are dancing with Bud in heaven my dear friend.

  3. CandleImageMy heart goes out to everyone but especially Lancer’s family. I’m absolutely heart-broken and can’t begin to imagine the difficulty you must be having in coping with losing someone so special and so young.

    To Lance, I’m so appreciative of all the incredible memories we had together. My life is better for having you in it. A sentiment that I’m certain most everyone you’ve had a friendship with will be able to relate to. I love you brother. Rest in peace!

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