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John Pederson

John T. Pederson

John T. Pederson, 82, of Batavia, Ill., passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He was born Aug. 29, 1931, in Bottineau, N.D., the son of Harry J. and Viola Victoria (nee Olsen) Pederson. He was united in marriage to Lorlie Halverson on July 27, 1957, in St. Paul, Minn.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lorlie; his children, Douglas John (Cheryl) Pederson of Bryan, Texas, Brian Thomas (Joan) Pederson of Antioch, Ill., Laurie Pederson of Batavia, Ill., and John Thomas (Nancy) Pederson Jr. of Batavia; his grandchildren, Taylor, Trevor, Xander and Christina; his sister, Connie (Gary) Burdick of Brookings, S.D.; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond "Pete" Pederson; and a nephew, J.J. Pederson.

Visitation: Tuesday, April 15, from 4-8 p.m. at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31), Batavia, and Wednesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia, with the Rev. Steven Srock officiating. Interment follows in West Batavia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.

For additional information, please contact the Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at 630-879-7900 or

April 17, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.