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Charles PedersenOctober 8, 1939 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 77)
Charles L. “Monty” Pedersen, 77, of Grand Island died Saturday, July 01, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 14 at the First Baptist Church in Dannebrog. The Reverends Donnie Halbgewachs & Rob Pearson will officiate. Cremation will take place after the funeral service and a private family inurnment will be held in Loup Fork Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church in Dannebrog with a family and friend’s remembrance service at 7:00 p.m.
Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.
Monty was born October 8, 1939 in Boelus to Eric and Anita (Hyde) Pedersen.
He graduated from Boelus High School in 1958 and then attended Kearney State College.
Charles married Darlene Mae Hurt on June 27, 1961 at Grace United Methodist Church in Boelus. The couple had three children; Clark, Elizabeth and Christina.
His work included shearing sheep, custom baling, installing irrigation drops for the Farwell Irrigation District, farming near Boelus, managing apartments and owing Century House Imports in Lincoln. He also operated flea markets in Laredo, TX and operating pawn shops in Kearney and in Grand Island at the time of his death.
Monty enjoyed drawing special art creations, collecting, buying and selling antiques and day trading in the stock market. He loved reading and colleting books, and writing poetry.
He very much enjoyed spending time with his family. Two separate times over the past six years, he was a cancer survivor, having esophageal and brain cancer. Monty knew the Lord and was not fearful of death.
Survivors include Darlene M. Dodd of Boelus; his children and spouses, Clark and Denise Pedersen and Elizabeth and Larry Patten, all of Boelus, Christina and Tim Hilbrand of Grant, MI, and Shawn Clover of Grand Island; his mother, Anita Pedersen of Boelus; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. Randall and Nancy Pedersen of Royal; and a sister, Barbara and John Holum of Annapolis, MD.
He is preceded in death by his father, Eric Pedersen.