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Olga Alvera Pedersen

Olga Alvera Pedersen, 88, formerly of Alborn, Twig and Duluth, died Monday, March 19, 2007, in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born in 1918 in Alborn to John and Johanna Ostman. Olga graduated from Alborn High School in 1936. While in...

Olga Alvera Pedersen, 88, formerly of Alborn, Twig and Duluth, died Monday, March 19, 2007, in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born in 1918 in Alborn to John and Johanna Ostman. Olga graduated from Alborn High School in 1936. While in school, she worked in the school library, rang the school bell and had a key to open the school. After graduation, Olga did housework in Duluth. She married Charles Pedersen on July 3, 1941, in Meadowlands and they made their home in Culver. In addition to living in Culver, Olga lived in the Alborn, Twig and Duluth areas for many years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Culver and a member of its Ladies Aid. She was a former member of Bethlehem Lutheran in Alborn, Bethlehem Lutheran in Twig, and Holy Cross Lutheran in Duluth. She enjoyed reading, mending, flower gardening, baking and fishing. She also enjoyed entertaining family and friends and was always ready to serve "a little lunch."

Olga was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on Feb. 25, 2006; six brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith (Ernest) Mattson of Brookston; sons, Rodney (Janice) of Alborn and Darrell (Jennifer) of Baxter; sister, Esther Barber of Proctor; sister-in-law, Diane Hansen of Culver; grandchildren, Gregory (Kathy) Pedersen, Stacey (Douglas) Tevik, Heather (Jeff) Adkins, Tricia and Erik Mattson, and Leah, John (Maisi) and Sarah Pedersen; and great-grandchildren, Rochelle and Hunter Tevik, Danielle and Dillon Smith, Alexandra Urshan, Brenden Mattson, and Katelyn Pedersen.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. Visitation will continue Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in Faith Lutheran Church in Culver. Entombment will be in Sunrise Memorial Park Cemetery in Hermantown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Faith Lutheran Church in Culver.

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Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet, 218-879-7184. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.northlandfuneralhome.com .

March 21, 2007

  • Cloquet, Minn.
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