Delores Pederson, 98, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 9, 2019, at Cumberland Care and Rehab. She was born on December 27, 1920, to Edgar and Emma (Erdman) Grosskreutz in rural Clayton, WI.
Delores attended Silver Creek Elementary School and graduated from Clayton High School in 1939. She moved to Cumberland and worked at Hines Stores. In Cumberland, she met Arthur Pederson whom she married in Turtle Lake on July 20, 1946.
Delores and Art operated Pederson Shoe Repair for 60 years until their retirement in 2000. Delores enjoyed secretarial work and bookkeeping. She worked at Sears for several years and was secretary for First Lutheran Church in Cumberland for 10 years.
She and Art enjoyed golfing, square dancing and camping and enjoyed many camping trips with the square dancers. She also enjoyed cross-stitching and knitting. She knit many, many baby caps, baby blankets and booties which she donated to hospitals and shelters as well as providing her many nieces and nephews with winter hats, mittens and afghans. Receiving one of these special items was a treasured gift. Her family and her church family were very important in her life. Delores and Art sang in First Lutheran Church Choir for 50 years and supported the church and its many activities.
Delores is survived by her sister Phyllis Fall of Clayton; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Art in 2005; an infant son, Gerald Edgar in 1951; a brother, Jerome; a sister, Pearl Hanson; and her parents, Edgar and Emma.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019, at First Lutheran Church, Cumberland with Rev. Timothy Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Cumberland. Serving as pallbearers are her nephews. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church Choir.