Darlene Pedersen, 1935-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, August 14, 2016

Funeral services for Darlene E. Pedersen, 81, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Dar died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Darlene Eldora Pedersen was born July 19, 1935, in Northwood the daughter of Palmer and Thea (Lien) Siebrecht. She grew up and attended school in Northwood.

Darlene Pedersen

Darlene Pedersen

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After school, she worked at various businesses. On Aug. 25, 1957, Dar married Earl Pedersen in Northwood. They made their home in Albert Lea where she worked at Woolworth’s. While her children were young, she stayed home to care for them. For many years she volunteered for ARC. She later worked at Kwik Trip for 17 years. Dar enjoyed crafting and spending time with family. She loved animals and enjoyed raising turtles and tortoises. Dar will be dearly missed by all.

Dar is survived by her husband, Earl; children Brian (Maleah) Pedersen and Tim Pedersen; foster son, Cory Massey; grandchildren Cory L. Pedersen, Andrea Pedersen, Ashton Pedersen, Laura McCoy and Sarah Massey; great-grandchild, Tyrian Von Davis; siblings LaDonna Frye, Pam Williamson and Francene (John) Lee; and many nieces and nephews.

Dar was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws  Leroy and Evadana Pedersen; and grandson, Caleb Massey.