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Geraldine Pederson

Geraldine "Jerry" Pederson, 84, of Hatton, ND passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Mayville, ND surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held Friday, December 29, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.

Jerry was born August 24, 1933, the daughter of Chester and Borghild "Buggs" Thompson, in Northwood, ND. Jerry was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John Church. She graduated from Hatton High School in 1952 and went on to get a teaching certificate from Mayville State. She taught school for a time at the Melby School in Washington Township and in Newberg Township, rural Hatton.

She was married to Hjalmer Pederson Jr. on December 21, 1952 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. This past week, they celebrated their 65th Anniversary. Through the years, Jerry worked as a bookkeeper at the family business, Pederson Implement. Jr. and Jerry enjoyed attending sporting events, especially of their grandchildren. They were avid Hatton Flyer and Thunder Fans.
Jerry was known by many of the area kids as Grandma Jerry. She was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, serving on various church boards and the church quilters. She was also a member of the Eielson Museum Board.

Survivors include her husband, Hjalmer; children: Ronda (Keith) Hanson; Julie (Arden) Lillemoen; and David (Nancy) Pederson, all of Hatton, ND; grandchildren: Heather Hanson, Riley (Stephanie) Lillemoen, Angela (Terry) Haugen, Ashley (Ryan) Peterson, Kristen Hanson, Amanda (Adam) Thorsgard, Brady Hanson, Kyle Pederson, Jace Pederson, Rachel Pederson, and Joelle Lillemoen; great-grandchildren: Katelyn Milligan, Keagan Lillemoen, Brody Lillemoen, Jaylee Milligan, Tenley Lillemoen, Gracie Thorsgard, Natalie Thorsgard, Ryan Haugen, Hailey Milligan, Westin Peterson, Isaac Thorsgard, Dakota Peterson and Sadie Thorsgard; brother, Chester (Myrna) Thompson, sister-in-law, Marilyn Pederson;

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Ryan Hanson; sister, Curtiselle Offerdahl; brother-in-laws, Robert Offerdahl and Ronald Pederson.


Friday, December 29, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

Prayer Service

Friday, December 29, 2017
7:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 30, 2017
10:30 AM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

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Tom and Kristi Gullickson Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

You have my sympathies. We are in Tucson now or we would be at the service.

Don Berge Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

We are thinking of you all with the loss of Jerry, she was a great lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kay, Jeff, & Shawn Peterson

Kay Peterson Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathies to Jerry's family. Jerry was a special lady & I always enjoyed her when I had the chance to see her. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori Carr Dickson Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

Many happy memories with the Pederson family. My heart felt sympathies to Jr (Little Fish), Ronda, Julie, David and families.

Barbara Bye Hicks Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Ken and Kanye Lilla Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pederson family. Gerry was a special lady, who with Junior, raised Ronda, Julie, and David to be great kids and later bless Gerry and Jr. with grandkids and great grandchildren. Gerry will be missed by many and remembered fondly by friends and family. God bless.

Jim and Angela Davidson Dec 26 2017 12:00 AM