Emmet County

Pfc. Adolph N. Pederson



Pfc. Adolph N. Pederson, 37, was killed in action in Germany on Nov. 28 while serving with an anti-aircraft unit was learned Friday by his wife who is residing in Estherville, who received a telegram from the war department.

Private Pederson was drafted into the service Jan. 1, 1943, and went overseas in January of the year. He had served in England, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His unit has been used for artillery operations in addition to anti-aircraft. Private Pederson was in the D-day invasion.

Mrs. Pederson received the last letter, dated Nov. 15, from her husband Dec. 5. She is employed at the Rock Island roundhouse as a call clerk.

Private Pederson is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Pedersen of Ringsted, his widow [Bernice Horswell] and three-year-old daughter, one brother, Leonard L. Pederson, who is a member of the Army air corps, and six sisters, Mrs. C. Hartel of Washington D. C., Mrs. J. B. Nolan of Seneca, Mrs. H. Nelson of Omaha, Mrs. John Saunders of Estherville, Arlene Pederson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. J. Christensen of Ringsted.

Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; December 9, 1944