Vernon Pederson Sr., 91, of UnderwoodPublished 10:33am Thursday, March 28, 2013 Updated 12:35pm Thursday, March 28, 2013
Vernon Herbert Pederson was born on May 26, 1921, in Everts Township, rural Battle Lake, the son of Herman and Emma (Ekeberg) Pederson. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at Rindal Lutheran Church in rural Underwood on June 23, 1937.
He attended rural School District 45 in Everts Township and continued seventh and eighth grade in rural School District 112 in Sverdrup Township.
Vernon and Alice Spanswick were married on Nov. 10, 1943, at the First Lutheran parsonage in Battle Lake.
After their marriage, Vernon dairy farmed in Sverdrup and Everts Township until his retirement. He was a member of Rindal Lutheran Church where he served on the church board.
After the Rindal fire, Vernon and Alice joined Tingvold Lutheran Church where he served on the Tingvold Cemetery Board.
Vernon enjoyed horses, dancing, his family and especially his grandchildren who have many memories of helping Grandpa on the farm.
In 1995, they moved into the Tamarack Apartments in Underwood.
On Feb. 4, 2013, because of failing health he entered Broen Home.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; one son, Vernon Jr. (Charlotte) Pederson of Underwood; two grandchildren, Keith (Denise) Pederson and Pam Pederson all of Underwood; two great-granddaughters, Brook and Shelby Skinnemoen of Underwood; one brother-in-law, Jim (Betty) Spanswick of Ottertail; and by numerous, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation: Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, at Tingvold Lutheran Church, rural Underwood
Clergy: Rev. Nancy Monke
Burial: Rindal Cemetery, rural Underwood
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls