Private family funeral service for Gene Pederson will be held on Wednesday (3/25) at 11AM at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hartland Cemetery. The funeral service will be live streamed via Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home Facebook Page. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Gene David Pederson, age 72 of Hartland, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at his home.
Gene was born on 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 February 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 families 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; 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 preferred to Hartland Volunteer Fire Department.