ORIN B. PEDERSON, age 91, of Amboy, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Mapleton Community Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Jackson Lake Lutheran Church in Amboy, with Rev. Todd Substad officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church. Spencer Owen Funeral Home of Winnebago is assisting the family with the arrangements. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
Orin was born December 2, 1922, in Amboy, the son of Oscar and Selma (Anderson) Pederson. Orin was born and raised in Amboy where he graduated from Amboy High School. Following a year at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa he returned to farm his family farm in Amboy. He was married to Elta Boeck on October 3, 1948 in Amboy. Orin was proud to be a lifetime Amboy resident and member of Jackson Lake Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Amboy Lions Club. Orin & Elta enjoyed traveling in the U.S., especially to Alaska, California & Hawaii. Orin particularly enjoyed trips with each of his children to see family on their centuries old farm near Roros, Norway. Orin also loved fishing in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Orin is survived by, his daughter, Carol (Bruce) Schmidt of Shawano, WI, daughter, Bonnie (Don) Holman of Bloomington, son, Gary (Christine) Pederson of Peachtree City, Georgia, grandchildren: Amy (Chris) Lemme, Aaron Schmidt, Eric (Sarah) Schmidt, Karli (Jeremy) Nicholson, Michelle (Michael) Johnson, Heather Pederson, step-grandchildren: Todd (Glenys) Holman, Rodney (Tylene) Holman, Chad (Tracy) Holman & Kelly (Neil) Sall, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Elta, two sisters, Mildred Olson & Orla Pederson and a brother, Bennett Pederson.