Lauren B. Pederson, Edina

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Lauren B. Pederson, age 88, of Edina, went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2011, after a short illness at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.   
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Sat., March 5, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 615 Vermillion Street, in Hastings. Gathering was one hour prior to the service at the church. A lunch followed services.   Private interment was at St. Francis Cemetery in Buffalo. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren. 
Lauren Pederson was born in Hastings on March 20, 1922, to Eleanor and George Pederson. He loved his family and being around people. Lauren owned a wholesale candy and tobacco company for 58 yrs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golf, again mostly to be around people. Lauren was a WWII vet, serving on the front line in the Pacific Theatre.  
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Carol; daughter, Judy (Jim) Baker, son, Alan (Pat) Pederson; grandchildren, Dr. Cynthia Ehlen (Dr. Tim), Chadwick Baker (Kirsten), Dr. Kristin Nelson, (Nick), Bridget Lucas (Nick); great-grandchildren, Griffin, Quinn, Piper, and Sutton Ehlen, Brielle, Bridget and Brynn Baker, and Matthew, Katie and Andrew Nelson; sister, Corinne; and brother, Norman. 
Memorials preferred to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Visit wisefamilyfh.com to view the memorial video and sign the online guest book. 
Lauren B. Pederson, age 88, of Edina, went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2011, after a short illness at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.   
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Sat., March 5, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 615 Vermillion Street, in Hastings. Gathering was one hour prior to the service at the church. A lunch followed services.   Private interment was at St. Francis Cemetery in Buffalo. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren. 
Lauren Pederson was born in Hastings on March 20, 1922, to Eleanor and George Pederson. He loved his family and being around people. Lauren owned a wholesale candy and tobacco company for 58 yrs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golf, again mostly to be around people. Lauren was a WWII vet, serving on the front line in the Pacific Theatre.  
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Carol; daughter, Judy (Jim) Baker, son, Alan (Pat) Pederson; grandchildren, Dr. Cynthia Ehlen (Dr. Tim), Chadwick Baker (Kirsten), Dr. Kristin Nelson, (Nick), Bridget Lucas (Nick); great-grandchildren, Griffin, Quinn, Piper, and Sutton Ehlen, Brielle, Bridget and Brynn Baker, and Matthew, Katie and Andrew Nelson; sister, Corinne; and brother, Norman. 
Memorials preferred to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Visit wisefamilyfh.com to view the memorial video and sign the online guest book. 
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