Obituary — Marvin L. Pedersen

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Hartington — Marvin L. Pedersen, 79, Hartington, died May 17, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorial services were May 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartington, with Rev. Amanda Jertson officiating.

Burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later date.

Visitation and a prayer service were May 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartington, and resumed one hour prior to the service at the church.  The Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, S.D., is assisting with the service details.

Marvin was born Sept. 30, 1935, to Niels and Elvine (Dybdal) Pedersen.  He attended various country schools and Hartington High School.  Marvin married Gladys Konken Feb. 5, 1956, in Coleridge.

Marvin worked at the Ford garage at an early age.  He worked at Pedersen and Son Construction until 1966 when he went into business as Marvin Pedersen Earth Moving for 30 years.  After selling his business, he worked in road construction in Nebraska and Iowa.  After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, especially the trips to Denmark.  His other interests were working with wood and enjoying time with his family.

Marvin was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Gladys Pedersen, Hartington; his children,  Douglas (Nancy) Pedersen, Trevett, Maine; Debra (Kent) Brummels, Hartington; and David (Penny) Pedersen, Norfolk; eight grandchildren,  Sergio Pedersen, Jeremy Brummels (Veronica Cachu), Jeff (Lisa) Brummels, Christopher Brummels, Laura Brummels, Hope Pedersen, Sara Pedersen and Jacob Pedersen; a great-grandchild, Nathan Brummels;  brother, Gerald (Lorraine) Pedersen, Hartington; and  sister, Doris Bell, Phoenix, Ariz.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers,  Gunner, Richard and Lloyd; sister-in-law, Inez Pedersen; brother-in-law, Ernest Bell; and nephew, Darrell Pedersen.