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Gladys Ardelle Pederson

April 20, 1927 September 3, 2009
Gladys Ardelle Pederson
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Gladys Ardell Pederson, 82, was born on April 20, 1927, in Astoria, SD, the daughter of Ole a Norwegian immigrant and Betsy (Ruttum) Storry.  She graduated from Astoria High School in 1945 and from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, in 1949, with a major in Home Economics.  She taught in Viborg and Scotland, SD, and then in Round Lake, MN, where she met her future husband.  Gladys married Herbert E. Pederson on June 17, 1960, in Astoria. After their marriage, they honeymooned a summer in Colorado.  They lived in Irene, SD, for two years before moving to Worthington, MN, in 1962, where they have since lived.  Gladys was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Worthington for 47 years.  She was also a member of the church choir, PEO, Home Economics Club, the Stitchery Club, board member of Meals on Wheels, and tourist club, She judged food and clothing at county fairs. She loved her family, faith, Norwegian heritage, and her profession. Gladys died on Thursday, September 3, 2009, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington.
     Gladys is survived by three children, Brenda (Michael) Staloch and their children, Nick and Annie of Minneapolis, MN, Charles (Anita) Pederson and their son, Michael of Brainerd, MN, and Janelle Pederson (Tom Schibly) of Cross Junction, VA.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, her brothers, Jerome Storry and Junis Storry, and her parents.
     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Ryan Radtke officiating.  Casket bearers will be Bryce Stegen, Martin Aaser, Dale Carlson, Scott Kraft, Don Basche, and Pat Peterson.  Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 7, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.
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