Beverly Pederson

April 12, 1929-August 3, 2013


Visitation: Visitation will be Monday from 2-9 p.m., family present 7-9 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6th at Canton Lutheran Church. Private family burial will take place prior to the service.

          Beverly Pederson, age 84, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Sanford USD Medical Center.  Memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6th at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Monday from 2-9 p.m., family present 7-9 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Private family burial will take place prior to the service. 

          Beverly was born April 12, 1929 in Sioux Falls, SD to Ludwig and Ann (Rodvold) Moratzka.  She graduated from Washington High School in 1947.  She worked at Sears from 1943- 1947, Sioux Falls Paper Company 1947-1950, and was a homemaker the rest of her life.  She married C. Wes Pedersen on September 4, 1949.  Before moving to Canton in 1968, the couple lived in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Winner, and Alcester.   Wes died on December 11, 1979. 

          Bev was a Boy Scouts Den Mother for 9 years and was active in the Alter Guild, Care and Share, and Martha Circle at Canton Lutheran Church. 

          Bev is survived by her sons, Michael (Deborah) Pederson, Canton, SD , Douglas (Debra) Pederson, Canton, SD, and Randall (Jan) Pederson, Thief River Falls, MN; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Timothy (Lynn) Moratzka, Twin Cities, MN; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Nelson, Cambridge, MN and Fran Hall, Madison, WI; brother-in-law, Robert (Edie) Pederson, Coupeville, WA; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wes; her parents; and in-laws, Emmett and Edith (Tieman) Pederson. 

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  1. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. May they find God’s comfort during this time of their great loss. Evelyn Heilman and all at Bowdle Building & Hardware Center. Bowdle South Dakota

  2. So sorry to hear about the loss of Bev, but happy for Heaven’s gain. I’ve been out of town and just read the news. She was always good about making her way to find me and say hello to me if I was back in town for something. Always remember God’s great promise of Eternal Life! Peace and blessings to all of you!

  3. So Sorry to hear about Bev. She was a very special lady and extra special to me. The whole group from Alcester are all together now and I am sure having a great time.

  4. My condolence to you guys on the final loss of your Mom. She was a very good friend of mine, even before you were born. I am so sorry I will not be able to come down for the funeral. I just returned Friday, or was it Saturday, from the trip to Madison with Bob, Edie, and Dottie (the dog), and I am not yet up to another trip. Nathan is out in the West somewhere, and Courtland is preparing for another trip on Wednesday, so it just did not work out. I am eternally grateful for our connection through Wes. And the fact that we both had our three sons, connected us forever. You took such good care of your Mom when she needed it. I am glad I got to spend a little bit of time with her while in Canton this past week. We kissed each other on the cheek, and I think she knew who I was. It was a final farewell. Love, Aunt Dorothy