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Dean Kirby Rizer ’34

Published in Apr. 21, 2004, issue

Dean Rizer, who retired in 1985 after a distinguished medical practice in Minneapolis that spanned more than 40 years, died at home Feb. 12, 2004.

Dean was predeceased by his older brother and our classmate Bob, who died in 1996; his wife, Betty Ann "B. A." Eggleston; and daughters Deborah Stevens and Elizabeth Ann Bond. He is survived by his sons, Dean Jr. and Robert; daughter Ann Pederson; sister Edith Paffard; and 11 grandchildren.

For many years Dean was deeply concerned by the rapid deterioration of the environment and he worked to counter this, as he once wrote, with members of the Freshwater Society, the environmental resource committee of the Minnesota State Medical Assn., the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Arboretum. He also pursued his passions of raising orchids, painting with acrylics, and traveling with his wife. "Every place we've been," he wrote, "in one way or another is awe-inspiring and stimulates our hopes that everyone will try harder to preserve this wonderful world."

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