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Arlyn F. Vedder, 59, Tempe, Ariz.

Published 10:18am Monday, December 31, 2012

Arlyn F. Vedder, 59, died peacefully at his home in Tempe, Ariz., of natural causes on Dec. 19, 2012.

Arlyn was born July 14, 1953, to Wilmer (Tiny) and Burnice (Redwing) Vedder. He graduated in the Austin High School class of 1971, and got a degree in pharmacy at the University of Minnesota in 1976. He received his master’s in 1982. Arlyn retired from Eli Lilly and Co. in 2007 and was presently employed by Humana Company. He enjoyed photography and traveling.

He is survived by his brother, Wayne (Sue) of Owatonna, Minn.; sisters, Donna (Kim) Whiting of Stewartville, Minn., and Ellen (Tim) Kruger of Rochester, Minn.; nieces and nephews, Lindsay (Ryan) Thomas, Tim (Oona) Vedder, Kaylan (fiance Matt Wilson), Jake (Sarah) Whiting and Ike (Maggie) Whiting; and great-nieces and -nephews, Mara, Mason, Miles, Evie, Abraham and Ruth.

Tempe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. There will be no services. Arlyn requested to have his ashes scattered in some of his favorite places. “I had a good run on earth, and would like to be remembered for that.”

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