Mary PedersenMary Pedersen, 85, formerly of Drake, ND, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, ND, with her family by her side.
Mary Pedersen, 85, formerly of Drake, ND, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, ND, with her family by her side.
Mary Mehl was born on June 19, 1923 in Drake, ND, the daughter of John and Caroline (Stradinger) Mehl. She grew up in Drake, ND where she attended school and worked for the Gus G Store in Drake, ND. On November 29, 1943 she was united in marriage to Bernard Dickhaus in Minot, ND. They lived in Glenfield, ND until Bernard’s death in 1955. She then worked for the Glenfield Bar. She married Arlen Pedersen on May 13, 1959 in Carrington, ND. They lived in Jamestown, ND and she worked for Dakota Bake n Serve. She retired in 1980 and in 1998 she moved to East Grand Forks, MN.
Family members who survive Mary include her children: Barney (Laura) Dickhaus of Moorhead, MN, Duane Dickhaus of Worland, WY, Diane (David) Nattress of Shevlin, MN; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bernard Dickhaus; 1 grandson, Chad Syverson; infant son, Dennis Dickhaus; 2 brothers Simon and Carl; and 2 sisters Edna and Emma.
Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 in Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN
Visitation: One Hour before Funeral Service in Stennes Funeral Home
Interment: Drake City Cemetery, Drake, ND
Online Guestbook: www.stennesfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, MN