Jeanette E. Pederson, age 89 of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, formerly of Belview, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at The Waterford of Colby Assisted Living in Colby, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 13 at Rock Dell Lutheran Church, rural Belview. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Burial is in Rock Dell Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Rock Dell Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jeanette E. Eide was born on June 4, 1927 in Swedes Forest Township, Minnesota to Wilhelm and Clara (Knutson) Eide. She was baptized and confirmed at Rock Dell Lutheran Church in Belview, of which she was a life-long member. Jeanette attended country school at District 10 Swedes Forest and graduated from Belview High School in 1945. On March 6, 1948 she was united in marriage to Kenneth G. Pederson at Rock Dell Lutheran Church, Rev. Christian Anderson officiating. They purchased a farm west of Belview in 1950. In later years, when Kenneth was unable to farm due to illness, they purchased a home in Belview. Jeanette started working in the banking industry at a very young age. First, she worked at a bank in Redwood Falls, and then was employed for many years at the Belview State Bank. Jeanette’s pastimes included crocheting, handiwork, puzzles, cards, reading, and visiting with family and friends. Jeanette enjoyed winters in Arizona and summers at her lake cabin on Rice Lake near Paynesville. Jeanette also enjoyed traveling, meeting new people, and making new friends. A highlight was a trip to Norway with her children. The trip consisted of visiting ancestral homeland areas in Norway of both Jeanette’s and Kenneth’s families. Later in life, she moved to Abbotsford, Wisconsin to be near her son Alwyn where she built new friendships. Jeanette’s joy in life was her family, friends, and Rock Dell Church, which she always held close to her heart.
Jeanette is survived by her children: Sherry (Jim) Lee of Phoenix, AZ and Alwyn Pederson (Deb Watson) of Abbotsford, WI; grandchildren: Nicole Pederson (Andy Berkeland) of So. St. Paul, MN, Kent Pederson (Michelle Neece) of Abbotsford, WI; and Bethany Pederson of Eden Prairie, MN; sisters-in-law: Avis Luepke of Eagan, MN and Lorraine Eide of Brookings, OR; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth in 1998, son Bill in 1994, daughter- in-law Madge in 2013, and her sister Bernice Huseby.
Blessed Be Her Memory
Directions to church: Take County Road 7 north out of Belview approximately 3 miles. Turn right on 410th Street. Go 2 miles east and turn north onto the church road. (You will drive through the Donner farm place.)