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John Sven Vigstrom

1954 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
John Sven Vigstrom Obituary
John Sven Vigstrom December 27, 1954 - October 2, 2013 John Sven Vigstrom, 58, passed away October 2, 2013, with his family by his side after a 9-year battle with Huntington's disease. John was born and raised in Bakersfield and attended West High. He worked in the construction industry for many years before opening his own equipment rental company, CER. Before being diagnosed with Huntington's disease, John enjoyed playing tennis, sail boating, snow skiing, and traveling. John was preceded in death by his father, Sven Hilding Vigstrom; mother, Rosalie Arnold; and brother, Edward Arnold. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Rod Poston; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Barbara Vigstrom; sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Bob Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Patti and Ron Marshall; sister-in-law, Kathy Arnold; children, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Chris, Stephanie, and Nicole Vigstrom; grandson, Gavin; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Special thanks to Dave Taylor of Hall Ambulance, who made it possible for John to spend his last Thanksgiving and Christmas with his family at home. Also a special thanks to John's caretaker, Rubi Soriano, who made it possible to bring John home, and to Ivy and Christian from Hoffmann Hospice for their immense compassion in John's final days. A Celebration of John's Life will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Celebration of Life Center, 2739 Panama Lane. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com. Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 9, 2013
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