Hedstrom Family Funeral for Tyler

$20,141 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 300 people in 18 months
Created July 29, 2017
Shaun Lyman Cavnar
on behalf of Sheila Hedstrom - Pelger

Tyler, we miss you..

On behalf of Anarbor and The Hedstrom Family, we regret to inform you that Tyler, our drummer, friend, and colleague took his life this week at his home in Arizona. We are devastated. Tyler was very happy and jovial beforehand, and was becoming a very successful musician. This shows us that life can indeed be fragile, even if you don't see it. 

Tyler was 17, a gifted and magnificent musician and an inspiration to all of us. He was changing how we approached our live show, how we approached music and most of all how we approached people. You made us a better band, you made all of us better people.

Tyler, you became part of another family when you decided to beome a musician at a very young age, a music family that stretches across the world, and we are all here for you. You don’t know this yet, but you’re helping so many people right now with your story, it’s invaluable the effect you had on us, your family and people around you, and this won’t stop, you’re here forever with us. 

Sharing Tyler's story is important to us, and sharing this struggle with fellow musicians, youth and others will resonate and help so many.

Tylers life affected and touched so many people, this will be an intensive and expensive process for all of us. With your help, all proceeds here will be for Tyler's family and the following:

- Extended family transportation
- Funeral Costs
- Memorial Benefit Concert in Arizona
- Family relocation
- Donations and involvement in Suicide Awareness and Youth

Tyler's celebration of life will be on Saturday August 5. Visitation at 11 and service at 1230 at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home. Food and Drink reception afterwards.

Any questions, or if you're seeking anymore information, please email us at:


Or visit the Facebook Page:


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To our family, friends, coworkers, and all those who knew and loved Tyler:

We are so thankful and humbled by everyone's response to this fundraiser. Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed. After paying the expenses for Tyler's beautiful celebration of life and burial costs, we are using the remaining money to make donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Teen Lifeline, as well as helping other local families who have been affected by suicide. Our long term goal is to be part of getting education out there to our local schools and parents to help prevent this from continuing to happen.

Again, we sincerely thank you all.

Greg and Sheila
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I want to thank everyone for the support for Tyler's family. They are so humbled and appreciative, this helps us all move forward and create a positive atmosphere for remembering Tyler.

I'm updating here to let you know some details about this fundraiser:

1. My name is Shaun, and I manage the band Anarbor, Tyler was in the band.

2. We are working the behalf of the Hedstrom Family to raise these funds and spread Tyler's Story.

3. All proceeds will be delivered to the Family after campaign completes. The finish date is tentative.


Contact us below if you have any questions.

Inquires >> tytyheadstrum@gmail.com

Facebook >> facebook.com/fortyty

Drummer from day one
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$20,141 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 300 people in 18 months
Created July 29, 2017
Shaun Lyman Cavnar
on behalf of Sheila Hedstrom - Pelger
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