Martin A. Pederson

Martin A. Pederson

Adams Township, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Aug 1988 (aged 81)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 192
Memorial ID 20332026 · View Source
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From the Austin Daily Herald:
Martin A. Pederson, 81, died this morning at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

A retired farmer, he resided at Rt. 2, Adams.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Sandra Pederson, Glendale, Ariz.; Arlen and Wilma Pederson, Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters and son-in-law, LaDonna Olson, Janine and Dave White, St. Paul; 15 grandchildren; nieces; nephews.

Information from Little Cedar Lutheran Church:
Martin was born December 12, 1906, to parents, Abraham and Celia (Lysne) Peterson at the farm home, east of Adams. He was baptized and confirmed at Little Cedar Church. His parents immigrated from Laerdal, Sogn, Norway to Minnesota. In 1900, they purchased the farm east of Adams and that farm has remained in the family for 86 years. Martin has continuously lived there with the exception of eight years spent in North Dakota.

He attended grade school classes in the large, white, wood school house in Adams and knew only the Norwegian language upon entering school. He graduated from high school in 1926. That class celebrated their 60th anniversary last June.

He married Kathryn Hahn on June 11, 1935, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Esmond, North Dakota. They have four children, LaDonna of Minneapolis, Wayne of Rockwelll City, Iowa, Arlen of Tucson, Arizona, and Janine of St. Paul. They have 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Martin and Kathryn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 1985.

Martin likes to visit with friends and relatives and enjoys travel trips with his family.

One of his favorite Bible verses is from Romans 8, "All things work together for good, for those who love God."

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  • Created by: Janet Stephenson
  • Added: 7 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20332026
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martin A. Pederson (12 Dec 1906–1 Aug 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20332026, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .