Oberlink, Vaughn Harold
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Vaughn Oberlink of Peoria passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the age of 91. Vaughn was born in Brownstone, Illinois. He was the youngest of six siblings who are all now deceased. His wife of 64 years, Helen, preceded him in death. He is survived by his three children, Douglas and wife Jan, David and wife Vickie, Sue and husband Steve. He leaves three grandchildren, Craig, Tracy and Anne. He has numerous nieces and nephews and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his loyal and loving friends, Bob Remaley and Rennie Foote. Vaughn grew up in Illinois, attended the University of Illinois, served in the Army, and raised his family in Colorado, Indiana and Illinois. He settled in his home state of Illinois as a Jeweler with his own store in Alton, Illinois. He and Helen retired in 1975 and moved to Sun City where they enjoyed their friends, sports and family. As a part of the "Greatest" generation he and his siblings did what was needed to serve their country, work hard and raise families that they were proud of. He loved participating in sports and gave that love of sports to his children. He owned his own businesses and mentored his children to do the same. He loved his friends and cherished those relationships. As he aged and fought Parkinson's disease, he inspired others by his never ceasing sense of humor and the twinkle in his eye was infectious. He was fun loving, adored by many and inspirational in how he dealt with aging. There will be no service. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Arizona Foundation, 19820 N. 7th Avenue, Suite 130, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Funeral arrangements made by Sunland Mortuary www.sunlandmemorial.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 13, 2013