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Arlene Olive (Shelstad) Pederson

November 9, 1930 ~ September 9, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

Arlene O. Pederson, age 90, of Willmar, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 9, at her residence.

 

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Bethel Lutheran Church.  Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home and will continue for one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.    www.petersonbrothers.com

 

Arlene Olive Pederson was born on November 9, 1930, in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of Olvin and Alphia (Gjelhaug) Shelstad.  She grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 1950.  On December 19, 1952, in England, Arlene was united in marriage to John Edward Pederson.  They lived in Hayes, England for two years before moving back to the Willmar community.  Arlene was employed for many years in retail sales at J.C. Penny in Willmar.  She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church.  Her hobbies included reading, puzzle books and painting.

 

She is survived by her three children, Cynthia (and Kerry) Bacon of Cambridge, John (and Connie) Pederson of Annandale and Patricia (and Mark) Johnson of Spicer; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, besides other relatives.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John in 2006 and a sister, Lorraine Wegner in 2014.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
September 20, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peterson Brothers Funeral Home
700 Becker Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Visitation
Tuesday
September 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church
411 Becker Avenue SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
September 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church
411 Becker Avenue SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life begins

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