Audrey M. Pederson, 79, of Sartell and formerly of Greenbush
July 25, 1937 - October 15, 2016
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Audrey M. Pederson, age 79 of Sartell and formerly of Greenbush will be at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Audrey passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at St. Benedict's Senior Community Center in St. Cloud. Reverend Timothy Baltes will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Pelan Pioneer Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Audrey was born on July 25, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Edward and Irene (Lenzyk) Arendt. She married Earl Pederson in 1963 in Chicago and they moved to Greenbush in 1970. In addition to raising their children, Audrey owned and operated Little Greenhouse in Greenbush. Audrey moved to the St. Cloud area in 2001. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish where she also volunteered and was a teacher’s assistant at the school for several years. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and the St. Cloud Fun Singers.
Audrey was an avid gardener, loved tending flowers and was known for her green thumb. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Deborah (Richard) Ryan of Seattle, WA, John Mason of Long Beach, CA, Amy Lane (Todd Devaney) of Seattle, WA, Peter Pederson (Angie Mundis) of St. Cloud; many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Phyllis) Arendt, LaCrosse, WI; and sister, Jane Glowinski of Chicago, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl in 1994.