Palmer R. Pederson

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Palmer R. Pederson
October 27, 1922 • September 23, 2016

Palmer R. Pederson, 93, of Benson, Minnesota, died Friday, September 23, 2016 in the Swift County Benson Hospital.  Interment will be held at a later date in the Swift Falls Cemetery.

Palmer R. Pederson was born October 27, 1922 in Swift Falls, Minnesota to Peter Johan and Dena Marie (Amundson) Pederson.  He grew up and attended school in Pope County.  

September 24, 1947, Palmer was united in marriage to Eleanor C. Anderson by Pastor Rohne at St. Pauli Church.  This union was blessed with just one day short of 69 years of marriage.  They lived in Swift Falls, Pope County and he worked in farming and at Anderson Ready Mix Plant.  His interests included fishing, hunting, and woodworking.

Palmer is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Anderson) Pederson; children: David (Debbie) Pederson of Foristell, MO, Patricia Schultz of Edgemont, SD, Cheryl (Ron) Morris of Tacoma, WA, and Paul Pederson of Tacoma, WA; 10 grandchildren; three  great-grandchildren; and a sister Delaine Lene of Benson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Dena Pederson; siblings: Raymond, Phillip, and Richard Pederson; and grandson, Adam Pederson.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

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