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Bernice Anderson Pederson


Bernice A. Pederson, age 94 of Duluth, passed away Sept. 20, 2022 at Edgewood Vista, Hermantown, MN. Visitation will be Sept. 27, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1100 E Superior St. Duluth, MN, followed by a service in the church at 1:00 p.m.

Bernice was born January 8, 1928 in Duluth. She was the daughter of Erik Edward and Beret Mae Anderson, and a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church. Bernice grew up in Duluth and on October 6, 1949, she and Kenneth Pederson were married. She studied shorthand and worked as a secretary until she and Ken had their two sons. At that time, she became a professional homemaker. Bernice became proficient at this job and earned a Master’s Degree in cooking, baking, and child care. Bernice volunteered at Miller Dwan Hospital for 30 years. She enjoyed participating in volleyball, softball, golf, snowmobiling, and camping. Bernice was a member of the Leah Circle at church. Bernice and Ken also enjoyed traveling and learning about the countries and their cultures they visited. She was a quiet person, and a friend to all with a heart full of love. Her granddaughter and great granddaughters brought her great happiness.

Bernice is survived by two sons, Robert (Diana), and James; granddaughter, Leah Pederson (friend Matthew Brown); great granddaughters, Hayley Pederson, and Briella Brown; brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Sharon Pederson; plus many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Beret Mae Anderson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Palmer and Geraldine Pederson; husband, Kenneth Pederson; sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Donald Leslie. Bernice will be interred at Park Hill Cemetery, Duluth, MN. Blessed be her memory.

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