Sharlotte Pederson, age 90, of Park Rapids, Minnesota passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids on Monday, August 3, 2020.
Sharlotte Sylvia Doege was born in Appleton, Minnesota on March 14, 1930, to George W. and Sylvia (White) Doege. She was baptized and confirmed at the First United Methodist Church in Appleton. She attended Appleton public schools and graduated with the class of 1948. On September 3, 1950, Sharlotte was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Norman S. Pederson. This union was blessed with 70 happy years and four children: Karin, Gregg, Kristin, and Beth.
Sharlotte spent her adult life as a homemaker and worked for the Appleton Veterinary Clinic and in the family insurance and real estate business. She was very dedicated to her family and enjoyed crafting, antiquing, traveling and camping, solving cross word puzzles, candy making (a tradition carried down from her father that continues today), enjoying music, and reading. A special part of her life was her church affiliations in Appleton and Park Rapids and she especially enjoyed weekly visits from her pastor at the Crystal Brook retirement center in Park Rapids. She and Norman enjoyed a 40 year tradition of winter vacations in Sarasota, Florida. In 1989, they moved to their retirement home in Park Rapids on Potato Lake and loved sharing the natural beauty and wildlife with family and friends.
Sharlotte passed away after a short illness on Monday, August 3, 2020. She attained the age of 90 years, 4 months, and 20 days. Sharlotte is survived by her husband, Norman; her children: Karin (Jon) Trost - Champlin, MN, Gregg (Janet) Pederson of Castle Rock, CO, Kristin (Dan) Smith of Holloway, MN, Beth Larson of Glencoe, MN; 11 grandchildren: Stephanie Davis, Erik Trost, Brian Trost, John Pederson, Thomas Pederson, Ben Smith, Kelsey Johnson, Michael Larson, Andrew Larson, Emily Lorenz, Daniel Larson; and eleven great grandchildren; sisters in law: Patricia Pederson, Marion Ayers, Bette Bryan and brother-in-law David (Kathy) Pederson along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; George and Sylvia Doege, brother William (Bill) Doege, brothers-in-law: Oscar Pederson, Charles Pederson, Oliver Nypan, LaVern Johnson, Victor Ayers, Roger Bryan, sisters-in-law: Gladys Nypan, Norma Johnson, Bernice Pederson, Faith Pederson, Phyllis Pederson, Oramae Doege; and son-in-law David Larson.
Her quick wit, dry sense of humor and her ability to make people feel special will be truly missed. Blessed be the memory of Sharlotte Sylvia Pederson.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please leave a message of condolence on her obituary listing with ceasefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, MN.