Official Obituary of

Roy Pedersen

June 23, 1944 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Roy Pedersen Obituary

Roy Allan Pedersen, 79, of Willmar, died Monday, April 1st at Prairie Senior Cottages in Willmar. His memorial service will be 11:00 am, Monday, April 8th at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to his service at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be at the church cemetery. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Roy Allan Pedersen was born June 23, 1944, to Roy Axel and Angeline (Carlotto) Pedersen in Minneapolis. He attended Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis and graduated in 1962. Roy continued his education at Dunwoody Institute where he studied manufacturing and machine operating. He would later transfer to St. Cloud State University where he received a bachelor’s degree. Roy started working as a manufacturer at various jobs in the cities.

Roy enlisted in the US Navy Reserve where he continued to serve from 1964-1970. He was united in marriage to Jean Lind and to this union one son, Richard Allan was born. They later divorced. Roy later moved to Willmar where he was united in marriage to Arlene Granli at Calvary Lutheran Church and would later adopt her son, Richard Lee.

Roy started working at Willmar Vo-Tech where he was an instructor and department chair from 1972-2001. Roy was active at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church where he served at President of the cemetery association for many years. He also enjoyed RVing, working on his antique cars, and wintering in Rock Port, TX and Mesa, AZ.

Roy is survived by his wife, Arlene of Willmar, sons: Richard Allen of League City, TX, and Richard Lee, of New London; sisters: Marlene of Brainerd and Julie (Don Hyatt) of St. Cloud; grandchildren: Carin of Holdingford, and Makenna Jae of League City, TX and three great-grandchildren: Aubriella, Sylvia, and Sierra.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gregory.

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April 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Eagle Lake Lutheran Church (Willmar)
1650 60th Ave NE
Willmar, MN 56201

Memorial Service
April 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Eagle Lake Lutheran Church (Willmar)
1650 60th Ave NE
Willmar, MN 56201


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