Shirley Pederson, 80, of Greenbush, MN, died on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at LifeCare Greenbush Manor in Greenbush.
Shirley Pederson was born Shirley Ann Gonshorowski on October 29, 1937 at Roseau, MN to parents Barney and Frances (Gonshrowski) Gonshorowski. She attended school at Greenbush and graduated from Greenbush High School, Class of 1955. She attended nurses training at UND and at Thief River Falls. She worked as an LPN at the Greenbush Hospital and the Thief River Falls Hospital.
Shirley married Arnold Pederson on September 28, 1957 at Thief River Falls. They lived at Greenbush and for a time in Colorado. She worked the Potato Harvest for several years and in the City Office for the City of Greenbush. She also worked at Boze’s Bait & Convenience Store in Greenbush for many years. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church of Greenbush, The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 88 of Greenbush and the Red Hat Society.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting,
cooking, baking and working in the
Spud Wagon. Most of all she enjoyed her family.
She is survived by husband—Arnold Pederson, Son—Larry (Cindy) Pederson of Colorado. Daughter—Vicki (Steve) Gast of Argyle, MN. Daughters-in-law—Jean (Ron) Domenico of Colorado, and Lou Pederson of Greenbush.
Grandchildren—Todd (Jenell) Pederson of Colorado, Robyn (Rob Rodriquez) Pederson of Colorado, LeeAnn (John) Dybedahl of Karlstad, MN, Kayla (Kyle) Nelson of Newfolden, MN, Adam (Mandy) Gast of Newfolden, Chelsea (Adrian) Casias of Colorado & Ashley (Jon) Burke of Colorado.
Great-Grandchildren—Capri, Faith, James, Tara, Victoria, Alyese, Lexi, Logan, Dayton, Morgan, Mason, Everett, Wyatt, Levi, Maci, Kendall & Kiera.
Brother & Sisters—Bernard “Sonny” (Maribeth) Gonshorowski of Greenbush, Bernadette “Berd” Wilebski of Kennedy, MN, Pat Shinner of Everett, WA, Theresa “Kookie” (Joe) Guynn of Martinsville, IN, Katherine “Katie” (Roger) Carrier of Fulton, TX, as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws & friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sons—Bill, Rick & Bob and Brother Robert Gonshorowski.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Greenbush, with Father George Noel, officiating. Sarah Novacek was the organist and Michelle Kern was the Song Leader. Larry Kern was the Reader and the Gift Bearers were Bernard & Maribeth Gonshorowski. Eucharistic Ministers were Carrie Taggart & Elle Frislie. Pallbearers were Adam Gast, Kyle Nelson, John Dybedahl, Todd Pederson, Marc Novacek & Doug Wilebski. Honorary groups were the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #88 and the Red Hat Society.
Shirley bequeathed her body to Medical Science. Future interment will be in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery at Leo, MN. Arrangements were with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush.