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‘My husband would have laughed’ about Seahawks dig in obituary

Michael Sven Vedvik (Photo courtesy of family)
Michael Sven Vedvik (Photo courtesy of family)
Michael Vedvik was a longtime Seahawks fan. So his wife thinks he’d laugh about the last line in his obituary today: “We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike’s untimely death.” That’s not 100 percent true, says Stephanie Vedvik. It is true that Mike, a Spokane native, had a heart attack just hours after the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl. And it’s true that most people think it was a lousy play call to have Russell Wilson pass the ball rather than give it to Marshawn Lynch for a one-yard run. But Mike Vedvik recorded the game, intending to watch it later, his wife says. “He hadn’t been feeling well on and off, but he wouldn’t go to the doctor. He thought it was indigestion or stress,” she says. Stephanie Vedvik found her 53-year-old husband dead at 7 a.m. in their Kent, Washington home; doctors think he died at about 4 a.m., she says. Mike’s sister wrote the obituary that appeared today in The Spokesman-Review. His brother-in-law added the line about the Seahawks, Stephanie Vedvik says. She approved. “My husband would have thought it was hysterical,” she says. “If I had read this obituary to my husband about somebody else, he would have had a laugh.” She adds of the sentiment contained in that last sentence, “It was just so true because my husband would have said, ‘What a dumbass.’”
Michael Sven Vedvik’s funeral will be held Feb. 7 at 4 p.m., Mt. Spokane Church, 6311 E. Mt. Spokane Drive in Mead.
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