Gerald Henry Pedersen, 86 of Conception Junction, Missouri died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Gerald was born April 2, 1926 near Conception Junction, Nodaway County, to Peter Christiansen and Augusta Amelia (Mattson) Pedersen. He married Sue Ann Coulter May 11, 1951, at Maryville, Missouri.
He was a 1944 graduate of Guilford High School, a member of the Guilford United Methodist Church, The Tri C American Legion Post #464, Conception Junction, Missouri, and was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Donald Cleo Pedersen (1979), grandson Seth Levi Pedersen (2001), and daughters-in-law Diane Pedersen (2011) and Robin Pedersen (2004), brother Cleo Pedersen, and sister Mildred Nelson.
Surviving are sons Rick Pedersen, Chris Pedersen, Ronnie (Ellen) Pedersen Guilford, MO, Martin (Margaret) Pedersen, Stanberry, MO, David (Diana) Pedersen, and James (Christine) Pedersen, Maryville, MO, and daughter Nancy (Doug) Hilsabeck, Trenton, MO, 23 grandchildren 24 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 10:30 AM Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Guilford United Methodist Church with burial following the service at the Graves Cemetery, Guilford.
A visitation will be 2-4 PM Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri.
A military service will be conducted at the graveside by the Tri-C American Legion Post #464, Conception Jct., Missouri.
Memorials may be directed to the Guilford United Methodist Church in Gerald's name.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com