Jay Kendall PedersonJay K. Pederson, 49, a lifelong resident of Cloquet, Minn., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Essentia Health Care in Duluth, Minn. He was born Oct. 30, 1962, in Cloquet to Ramon and Darlyne (Johnson) Pederson and graduated from Cloquet High School. Jay had worked for Cloquet Sanitary Service and currently was the custodian at the sports center for the Cloquet Tribal Center. He served on the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years and enjoyed hunting and going to the shack. Jay was a very caring man with a big heart.