Obituary, Robert S. “Bob” Pedersen

Pedersen, Robert S. “Bob” Age 83, of Burnsville formerly of Webster, MN, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, passed away 6/23/07. Preceded in death by sisters Ester Pechacek and Mary Ersfeld. Survived by wife of 62 years, Dorothy; children, Mari (Dick) Carlson, Pete (Sheila), Gary (Ruth), Ron (Luz), Debra (Tim) Burns, Jeff (Linda); 13 grandchildren, Annelise Carlson (Andy Barnes), Jennifer Carlson (Mike Saros), Mendy & Karla Pedersen, Megan Eveland (Dan), Sara Sagedahl (Adam), Stephanie & Jonathan Pedersen, T.J. Burns (Katrina), Katie Burns, Mary Jo Futhey (Jay), Jeffrey & Matthew Pedersen; great-granddaughters, Sydney & Meckinzy; brothers, Verner and Ernst Pedersen. Bob served with the US Navy on the aircraft carrier, USS Franklin, during WWII. He married the former Dorothy Anderson on July 11, 1945. He was a steward of the land, farming in Rice, Scott and Dakota Counties for over 43 years. Bob served as President of the Mid America Dairymen & on its Board of Directors for many years. Bob is remembered for his independent spirit, strong sense of purpose, ability to make friends and kind sense of humor. His indomitable spirit & deep humility continue to be an inspiration for all who knew, loved and now miss Bob. Memorial Service at 11:00A.M. on Saturday, 6/30/07 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. 612-926-7651 Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Friday 6/29/07 at 1:15 PM Assembly Area # 4. Memorials preferred to the Mount Olivet Church, Cathedral of the Pines Scholarship Fund. Cremation Society of Minnesota 612-825-2435

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