Carol Ann Pedersen, age 70, of Scotland, South Dakota, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 PM on Monday in Our Savior's West Cemetery in rural Menno, South Dakota. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. The visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Eric Wolfe, Tony Fiechuk, Jacob Bierle, Jody Rokusek, D.J. Toyne, and Carl Evenson. Honorary pallbearers are Troy Rokusek, Shane Fiechuk, Alex Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Braden Wolfe, Skyler Wolfe, Christopher List, and Travis List.
Carol Ann Pedersen was born February 9, 1946, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Carl and Alice (Munkvold) Evenson. She grew up in Lesterville, South Dakota and graduated from Scotland High School in 1964. She then attended USD in Springfield, South Dakota receiving her Associates Degree in Business. She married Budd Pedersen on May 25, 1973, and in 1975 moved to Minnesota, where Carol worked as a secretary for various businesses. In 1983, they moved to Pennsylvania and Carol worked as an in home caregiver until moving to Scotland, South Dakota in 1991. She worked for a few years as a dietician at the Good Samaritan Center in Scotland.
Carol had a green thumb and enjoyed taking care of her plants, her dog Cody and her cat Max. She loved being a wife and mother. Carol was a selfless and caring woman who would often make sacrifices in her own personal life to make sure others were happy and cared for. She loved her family above all else and was very proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will never forget Carol - Beloved Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, cousin and friend to all those who were lucky enough to know her.
Survivors include her husband, Budd Pedersen of Scotland, South Dakota; four children: Shawna (Tony) Fiechuk of Yankton, South Dakota; Kristina (Eric) Wolfe of Canton, South Dakota; Jeffrey (Gloria) List of Kingsville, Texas; and Chuck Pedersen of Lesterville, South Dakota; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; two brothers, Orlyn (Bev) Evenson of Scotland; and John (Karen) Evenson of Springfield, South Dakota; three sisters: Charlotte (Darrell) Bierle of Lesterville; Armel (Donald) Toyne of Iowa; and Janis (Archie) Rokusek of Vermillion; South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Evenson and her son, Tim Pedersen.
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My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Find strength and comfort from God. At 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 it describes God as "the God of all comfort who comfort us in all our trials". This promise assures the family that by turning to God you can receive help during this difficult time. The bible also promises that soon death will be no more Revelation 21:3, 4 and the hope of a resurrection John 5:28, 29.
My heart broke when I heard of Carol's passing. I hope that the wonderful memories you have, and knowing that others are sharing your grief, will help to lift you during this very sad time. You are all in my thoughts.
To all family and friends of Carol and Pedersen:
May you all find peace and comfort in this sad time that you all are in. You all have my deepest sympathy's and condolences on your loss of Carol. She was a wonderful woman and she will be greatly missed by all. Thinking of you all and sending positive thoughts and wishing you strength in the days ahead. Again, I would like to express my deepest condolences and sympathy in this very sad time; I am thinking of you all and wishing you all the best. God bless.
May your family be comforted by the memories and love that will continue with you forever. We are keeping everyone in our thoughts & prayers.
With love and deepest sympathy, Tom & Diana Hauger Thorson
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