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Gene Pederson, 1947-2020

Private family funeral services for Gene Pederson will be Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hartland Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com. The service will be live-streamed via the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home Facebook page at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Gene Pederson

Gene David Pederson, 72, of Hartland passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at his home.

Gene was born May 30, 1947, to Selmer and Arlene (Morstad) Pederson. He grew up in Hartland and attended New Richland Hartland High School. After high school, Gene attended Dunwoody College, where he received an associate degree to become an electrician. He went to work for Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services in 1968 as a lineman and later became a metering technician.

He married Linda Gallentine on Feb. 14, 1970.

He retired from Freeborn-Mower on June 1, 2012, after 44 years. He was also a member of the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years and will be greatly missed by the community.

Gene enjoyed woodworking and fixing up his family’s houses, even if he was not asked to do so. He never turned down a call for help. Most of all, Gene loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Gene is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda; sons Troy (Shannon), Ryan and Michael (Nikki); grandchildren Collin, Casey, Winter and Harbor; sister, Carrie (Bret) Kitner; sisters-in-law Diane (Bill) Pfieffer and Deb (Paul) Wallace; brothers-in-law Dan Gallentine and Steve (Maggie) Gallentine; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, John Severson; mother and father-in-law Shirley and Howard Gallentine; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Gallentine.

Memorials are preferred to Hartland Volunteer Fire Department.