Eleanor C. Pederson

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July 8, 1929 • November 6, 2018

Eleanor Corrine Pederson, 89, of Benson, Minnesota died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls, followed by a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be held in the Swift Falls Cemetery. 

She was born July 8, 1929 in Camp Lake, Minnesota to Edward Odin and Cora Matilda Louise Anderson. She grew up and attended school in Swift Falls, Minnesota.

September 24, 1947, Eleanor was united in marriage to Palmer R. Pederson 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; her interests included flowers, gardening, crafts, and crochet. She worked at Swift Falls Creamery, Fingerhut, Del Monico Restaurant, Paris Hotel, and Red Ball.  She belonged to Ladies Aid and VFW auxiliary.

Eleanor is survived by her 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; sister Rosella Anderson of Wayzata, Minnesota and brother Corvin Anderson of Plymouth, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Cora Anderson; husband Palmer Pederson; siblings: Arnold, Riley, Joseph, Leo, Earnest Anderson and Clarice Aasgaard; and grandson, Adam Pederson.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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