PEQUOT LAKES -- Walter S. Pedersen, age 97, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. He was born May 5, 1907, in rural Pine River to Jonas and Marie Pedersen.
Walter served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his discharge, he went to work for Honeywell in Minneapolis. In 1960, he married Mae Rolfhus. In 1969 they moved to Pequot Lakes where Walter continued to work as a piano tuner until his retirement. He enjoyed music, especially singing and playing the accordion. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes where he sang in the choir, the Pequot Lakes American Legion and Jenkins VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Mae; nephews, Ranald Huffman, of Backus, Clifford Huffman, of Newberg, Ore., and Robert Huffman, of Portland, Ore.; nieces Lois Dirks, of Portland, Ore., Patty Gordon, of St. Louis, and Phyllis Stewart, of Xenia, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and six sisters.
Services will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes with Reverend Dr. David Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Our Savior's Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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