A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Peace United Church of Christ in Stevens Point, with Pastor Scott Crandall officiating. Burial will be in Buelow Cemetery in the town of Eau Pleine
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the service.
Memorials may be made to Stevens Point FFA, Peace United Church of Christ or the Portage County Adult Day Center of Portage County.
Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Pederson was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Robert and Minnie (Tadewaldt) Pederson. At a young age, his family moved to Belgrade, Minn. They later moved back to the Stevens Point area and settled on a farm in Junction City. He attended Lake Vu School until the eighth grade and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1948. While attending school at P.J. Jacobs, he attended vocational school for mechanical drawing and following graduation completed courses in farm management.
Mr. Pederson took over the family farm upon graduation. Between 1948 and 1955, he raked cranberries and hauled milk. In 1955, he worked for Weltman’s Grocery waiting on customers, in addition to working for Hardware Mutual as a night watchman. He became employed with the Plover-Whiting Paper Mill in 1957. In 1959, he started working for Consolidated Papers, retiring in 1993.
He was married to Marilyn J. Marti on June 12, 1965, at St. John Lutheran Church in Auburndale.
He was a lifetime member of the FFA and was involved with the 4-H, showing cattle at the Portage County Fair and Wisconsin State Fair. He was also a past member of the Farm Bureau and the Stevens Point Area School District Board. He was an active member of Peace United Church of Christ. He volunteered for Share and attended the Lincoln Center’s Adult Day Center Program.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Pamela (Mark) Jaborek, Vesper, Penny (Mike Moody) Pederson, Eagle River, and Paula Pederson, Junction City; one brother, George (Naomi), Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; and three grandchildren.