GORDON “GORDY” PEDERSON

Gordon “Gordy” Pederson

April 27, 1934-September 9, 2021

Gordon “Gordy” Pederson, age 87, of Fairfax, MN, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center in Buffalo Lake, MN.

Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Fairfax, with interment in the Elim Moravian Cemetery in Melville Township, MN.

Gordon “Gordy” C. Pederson was born on April 27, 1934, in Hector, MN. He was the son of George and Ilo (Koelln) Pederson. Gordy was baptized as an infant at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector and later confirmed in his faith as a youth at Our Saviors Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bird Island, Minnesota. He received his education at Hector Public School.

Gordy entered active military service in the United States Army on August 22, 1957 at Olivia, MN. He received an Honorable Discharge on July 10, 1959 at Fort Riley, Kansas and achieved the rank of Private First Class.

He resided in rural Hector and loved farming the land, which he did most of his life. He was an avid gardener and sold his produce at the Farmer’s Market.

Gordy enjoyed going to Jackpot Junction Casino, playing Buck Euchre, playing nickels with the neighbors, and going out to eat. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Gordy is survived by his sisters, Linda Muckenhirn and her husband, Gary, of Delano, MN, Debbie Bjork and her husband, Griffin, of Willmar, MN; nieces, Rita Carrier and her husband, John, of Mayer, MN, Michelle Olson of Mound, MN, LeAnn Pederson of Long Lake, MN, Ashley Rios and her husband, Daniel, of Willmar, MN, Tiffany Bjork of Willmar, MN; nephew, Dustin Bjork of Willmar, MN; great-nieces, Alaya, Heather, and Hayley; great-nephew, Cameron; great-great-niece, Madison; many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Ilo Pederson; brother, Floyd Pederson and his wife, Karen; and step-brother, Donald Pederson.

Arrangements by the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com.

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