Pedersen, Charles J. 1928-2012
PEDERSEN, JOHNSON, CARDER
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Charles J. Pedersen
BIRTH 26 May 1928
Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa, USA
DEATH 2 Feb 2012 (aged 83)
Waukee, Dallas County, Iowa, USA
Charles Pedersen, 83, entered into eternal life February 2, 2012. A memorial service will be held, Wednesday, February 8 at 1 p.m. at The Village at Legacy Point, 1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle in Waukee.
Charles entered into life May 26, 1928 in Dunlap, Iowa to John and Edith Pedersen. After graduating from high school, he received his Bachelor's degree from Simpson College and achieved his Master's degree from University of Northern Iowa. He worked in education for 45 years as a teacher, counselor, principal and coach. Charles also served his country as a mid-shipman in the Navy and then was drafted to the Army during the Korean conflict.
Charles enjoyed woodworking, camping, traveling to all major league baseball parks in the U.S. and traveling abroad. He was an active elder in his church and firmly believed the reason we were put here on this earth was to "help your brother lighten his load". He was always willing to help someone at the drop of a hat. Charles was a true believer in that if you could read, you could do anything.
He is survived by his sister, Rose Johnson daughter, Carol (Tom) Carder, son, Mark (Kate) Pedersen; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Johnny, Leslie, Mildred, Pearl and Lillian.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a donation to Charles' charity of choice. ~ The Des Moines (IA) Register 05 Feb 2012.
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