Hazel O. Pederson
Hazel O. Pederson Sept. 5, 1914 - Jan. 17, 2007 STARBUCK -- Hazel Othelia Pederson, 92, of Starbuck died Wednesday at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at East Zion Lutheran Church in rural Starbuck. ...
Hazel O. Pederson
Sept. 5, 1914 - Jan. 17, 2007
STARBUCK -- Hazel Othelia Pederson, 92, of Starbuck died Wednesday at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at East Zion Lutheran Church in rural Starbuck. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, and for one hour prior to the service at Monday the church. Arrangements are with Starbuck Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 5, 1914, in Milan to Christian and Johanna (Olson) Svingen. She grew up in the Lake Hazel area in Swift County. She graduated from Benson High School in 1932 and completed a course in teacher's training. She taught at several country schools in Pope and Swift counties for 10 years.
She married Calvin Pederson on June 1, 1944, in rural Swift County. They lived in Jensen Beach, Fla., for one year, and then she returned to Benson while Calvin was stationed overseas. They then lived in East Lansing, Mich., for three years and in 1949 moved to the family farm southwest of Starbuck. They farmed in rural Starbuck for more than 50 years. She moved to Minnewaska Apartments in Starbuck and then to the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in 2001.
She was active in her church, taught Sunday School, directed the junior choir and participated in circle and ladies aid. She was also a member of the Minnewaska Lutheran Home Auxiliary.
She is survived by three children: Tom (and Diane) Pederson of Rochester Hills, Mich., Dale (and Patti) Pederson of Andover, Carol (and Wayne) Jorgenson of Eden Prairie; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Ruth Frederickson of Benson and Rueben Svingen of Worthington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister and three brothers.