Adam Santiago-Holboy, 25 year old resident of Braham, MN passed away suddenly due to complications of pneumonia and an undiagnosed heart condition on July 5, 2023 at Cambridge Medical Center. Private family services will be held at a later date.
On July 5, 2023, Adam Michael Santiago-Holboy, of Braham, passed away suddenly due to complications of pneumonia and an undiagnosed heart condition. He was 25-years-old.
Adam was born in Princeton, MN on September 22, 1997, and moved with his family to Washington State as a young child. Adam loved being outside building forts, exploring the woods, and trekking up the stream on his family’s property. He was passionate about history (especially WWII), and could share endless facts about battle locations, artillery, and all types of military vehicles. Adam was a lifelong Lego fan, especially Star Wars Lego. He loved to collect new and retired sets and build his mini figure collection. Most of his childhood was spent in the woods, but if you couldn’t find him there, he was probably playing in his dirt pile with his trucks. He had the most elaborate roadways as well as perfectly excavated tunnels for his vehicles to pass through. Adam spent a lot of his time playing with his sisters, exploring, and shooting targets (as well as the occasional window). While Adam cherished growing up in Washington State, with the beautiful landscapes, living by the bay, and many mountains, he always looked forward to visiting Grandma and Grandpa in Minnesota over the summers.
Adam continued to be an outdoorsman when he moved back to Minnesota as a pre-teen. He loved to fish, especially from his grandparents’ canoe. He loved to explore different lakes and rivers to find the best fishing spots. Adam could spend hours on the canoe fishing. Adam loved hiking and exploring at state parks to take in all the beautiful scenery, even though he was quick to say it did not compare to the views in Washington. In 2014, Adam got a new hiking companion, his dog Anna, who joined him on all his hikes and made this time even more special. Traveling was another passion of Adam’s, for it gave him the opportunity to experience new cultures and take in new scenery.
Despite experiencing academic struggles, Adam always aspired to obtain his high school diploma. He never stopped working towards this, and he proudly accomplished that goal earlier this year. Adam loved his family and was always telling the people close to him that he loved them. He loved being an uncle and playing with his niece and nephew. His family was entertained by Adam’s transition from adventurous child to overly cautious uncle. Adam had many fun interests and hobbies and talked enthusiastically about these with his family, especially his nephew Jamie. They loved spending time together talking about Lego and building sets. These memories, among many others, will be cherished by his family.
Adam is survived by his parents David and Sandy Holboy; sisters Emily (Craig) Lindell and Gabby (boyfriend Nick) Holboy; grandparents Ed and Sue Sweep and grandmother Naomi Holboy; nephew Jamie Lindell; niece Lilly Lindell; his beloved dog Anna; and many family members and friends who loved him and will miss him greatly. He is preceded in death by brother Jordan Santiago and grandfather Wendel Holboy.