Leon Pederson

Leon Pederson

Birth
Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA
Death 12 Nov 2008 (aged 60)
Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 41509839 · View Source
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Memorial services for Leon Pederson, age 60, of Gary, SD will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2008 in the Zoar Lutheran Church, rural Revillo, SD. Rev. Keith Smith will officiate. Leon died at his residence in Gary, SD on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.
Burial with Military honors presented by Peden-Cole American Legion Post #109 of Gary will be in the Grandview Cemetery in Gary. Honorary pallbearers will be David Law, Merlin Gilbertson, Jim Rourk and Paul Jacobson. Music will be provided by Arlene Woolery, organist. Memorials may be directed to Zoar Lutheran Church.
Leon was born in Hendricks, MN on November 24, 1947 to Nels & Judith (Larson) Pederson. He was raised on a farm in Lac Qui Parle County, northeast of Gary. Leon graduated from Canby, High School. In March of 1969 he entered into the US Army and was honorably discharged in March of 1971. He returned to the farm where he worked with his parents until they passed away. He then moved to Gary and worked various jobs until his health began to fail. Leon died at his residence in Gary on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the age of 60 years, 11 months and 19 days.
Leon was a member of the Zoar Lutheran Church. He enjoyed music, playing in bands throughout his life and working on farms in the area.
Leon is lovingly remembered by one brother, Orlan Pederson of St Paul, MN, two aunts: Violet Dirksen of Pipestone, MN and Verna Pederson, Gary, SD; one niece Dawn Wangen and numerous cousins.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents, two twin brothers and a special friend, Janice Jeronen.
Information obtained from Housman Funeral Home


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  • Created by: Roger Baer
  • Added: 3 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41509839
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leon Pederson (24 Nov 1947–12 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41509839, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Roger Baer (contributor 46848553) .