Glennys Pederson, age 92, of Yankton, South Dakota, and formerly of Mission Hill, South Dakota died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Avera Yankton Care Center in Yankton.
A memorial service will be 11:00 AM on Monday, June 1, 2015, at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Yankton with Reverend Molly Carlson officiating. Burial of the urn will take place on Monday in the Mission Hill Cemetery in Mission Hill, South Dakota following the lunch. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 AM on Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.
Pallbearers are Sharon Rolfs and Milo Schnider.
Glennys Pederson was born April 18, 1923, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Edward and Signe (Westlund) Nord. She grew up in Mission Hill, South Dakota, and attended school there until her senior year when she graduated from high school in Madison, Wisconsin. After high school she moved to California to help with the war effort. She married Harlan Pederson on March 21, 1945 in Glendale, California. They lived in Inglewood, California until moving back to Mission Hill in 1948. Glennys raised her family in Mission Hill and was very proud to have lived in Mission Hill for most of her life. They moved to Yankton in 2002.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational in Yankton where she loved playing in the bell choir. She was a past president of the local American Cancer Society, lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, and was very active in the Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, camping, traveling, and baking cookies for the neighborhood. Glennys was the keeper of the family history and loved letting people know she was 100% Swede.
Survivors include her two children: Lennis (Gloria) Pederson of West Des Moines, Iowa and Leanne (John) Patterson of Gillette, Wyoming; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harlan on October 24, 2012; son, Duane; daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Mark Staloch; four brothers; and one sister.
Memorial may be directed to the Mission Hill Cemetery or to the United Church of Christ Congregational.
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Our prayers are with you in your time of loss. I have many fond memories munching home made cookies and being teased by Harlan. Duane was my best friend growing up. I remember Ms Glennys helping out at the soup kitchens at the Congregational church in Mission Hill.
I'm sorry to hear about Glennys. She was a very nice lady and had a great sense of humor. Leanne and I had the honor of graduating in the top four of our eighth grade class - there were four people in our eighth grade class.... My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our condolence to the family. Dave always spoke well of Glennys and Harlan. He will always remember the happy hours with them at Mark and Leah's home. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dave and Janet Staloch
I have soooo many good memories of spending time at your house growing up in Mission Hill, all the good treats and the Christmas decorations and festivities. And one off the best surprises ever was when Harlan and Glennys stopped at my school the first year of teaching in Arizona. It was wonderful! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we hope you will find comfort in so many great memories.
Dan and Linda (Ekern) Weisse
I will miss Glennys very much! She was such a genuine lady and I loved her sense of humor. Nothing seemed to get her down and I admired her strength and good attitude. I knew Glennys and Harlan since way back when we lived near Mission Hill and had the pleasure of doing her hair at Autumn Winds while she lived there. My heart and prayers go out to the family!
So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your family
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