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Robert J. Pedersen, 82

Robert J. “Bob” Pedersen, age 82, of Delano, formerly of St. Michael, Rockford and Fridley, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at The Legacy of Delano.

He was born Oct. 5, 1935, in Minneapolis, to Jerome and Eleanor (Andresen) Pedersen.

Bob was drafted into the Army during the Korean War.

A loving father and grandfather, he made his living as a sign painter, and was a talented artist and musician.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and brother John.

He is survived by his children: Rick (Rebecca) Pedersen, and Tammy (Dana) Vraspir; three grandchildren: Aaron, Isaac, and Leah; brothers Bruce (Nancy), Brian (Barb), and Lee (Mary); special friend Ellen Pietz; and mother of his children, Bonnie Pool.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, with a gathering of family and friends from 3 to 5 p.m., prior to the service.

Inurnment with military honors will take place at a later date.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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