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Lorraine Anna Pedersen

September 6, 1933 — November 11, 2023


Lorraine Anna Pedersen, age 90, of Hartington, Nebraska, died Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, South Dakota.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington, Nebraska, with Reverend Amanda Talley officiating.  Burial will be in the Hartington City Cemetery in Hartington, Nebraska. Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington, Nebraska.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska.

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Pallbearers are: Jesse Meints, Benjamin Pedersen, Zack Pedersen, Kaylana Pedersen, Adam Lammers Chelsie Sawtell, Reece Pedersen, and Lucas Pedersen.

 Honorary pallbearers are: Eric Pedersen, Clinton Pedersen, Casey Pedersen, Suzanne Thompson, Amber Peterson, Rena Reisig, Rob Pedersen, Ria Pedersen, Briget Pedersen, Brandon Pedersen, Kaitlin Stouffer, Kendra Swenson, Holly Schultz, Liz Schenkel, Ali Klippenstein, Abby Dybdal, Alexa Becker, and Autumn Lammers.

Lorraine Anna Pedersen was born September 6, 1933, to Arthur and Beatrice (Keifer) Fischer.  She grew up and attended school in Hartington, Nebraska.  She married Gerald Pedersen on February 24, 1952 in Yankton, South Dakota. After their marriage Lorraine followed Gerald to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and then Camp Kilmer, New Jersey while he served in the army.  They returned to Hartington, Nebraska where Lorraine took great pride in raising her family.

Lorraine was the kind of woman who could make anyone feel welcomed with warm arms, a comforting smile, and always had a warm cup of coffee or tea ready. She truly could make anyone who walked into the room feel most at home. She not only had hands full of love and care for those who surrounded her, but Lorraine also had a hand for tending a flourishing flower garden that was awe-inspiring, a vegetable garden that gathered family and friends together for memories and countless Sunday dinners welcome to anyone who could join. She had a delicate and meticulous hand for warming those with a quilt that was "Made with Love." If there is one lesson to take away from Lorraine, it would be to always have a giving spirit and love with no bounds. 

Lorraine is survived by her husband Gerald Pedersen of Hartington; her eight children, Leon (Pam) Pedersen of Crofton, NE, Linda Starr of Iowa Falls, IA, Roland (Myrna) Pedersen of Columbus, NE, Richard (Rita) Pedersen of Hartington, NE, Kevin Pedersen of Hartington, NE, Neil (Tamara) Pedersen of Hartington, NE, Ger (Shelly) Pedersen of Yankton, SD, Kristie (Kip) Lammers of Yankton, SD; 26 Grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; 11 siblings Darlene Keiter Hartington, Gerald (Donna) Fischer of Hartington,  Shirley (Duane) Lackas of Creve Couer, MO, Patricia Steffen of Hartington, LeRoy (Diane) Fischer of Hartington, Keith (Sue) Fischer of Greenville, TX , JoAnn (Warren) Placek of Tyndall, SD , Ronald Fischer of Ladonia, TX, Janice Hansen of Spearfish, SD, Donald (Marlys) Fischer of Crofton, Rodney (Nancy) Fischer of Hartington; many nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Beatrice Fischer; parents-in-law, Niels and Elvine Pedersen; twin brothers in infancy; sisters Lucille Kuchta and Ruth Fischer; brothers-in-law Jake Keiter, Orville Steffen, Gunnar Pedersen, Lloyd (Inez) Pedersen, Richard L. Pedersen, Marvin (Gladys) Pedersen; sister-in-law Doris (Ernest) Bell.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church - Hartington

106 W Centre St, Hartington, NE 68739

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Trinity Lutheran Church - Hartington

106 W Centre St, Hartington, NE 68739


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