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Lyman Pedersen

February 8, 1929 — December 8, 2023

Lyman Pedersen

February 8, 1929 — December 8, 2023

Lyman ”Pete” Pedersen, age 94, a resident of Buena Park, CA., passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 8, 2023.

Lyman was born to Peder and Johanna Pedersen in Dannebrog, NE. on February 8, 1929. He was the eighth of ten children.

After his active duty in the US Navy, Pete worked for Consumers Public Power in Kearney, NE. In 1948, he married Jean Marilyn Ryan. They had four children. Before the birth of their second child in 1956, the family moved to Buena Park, CA, and Pete then started working for the Southern California Edison Company. Years later Pete and Jean divorced. In 1970 he married Carolyn Bennett who also had 4 children, and he became an active stepfather.

After 28 years as a Distribution Crew Foreman, Pete retired from Edison and started his own company- Pedersen Construction. He worked for many years designing and building room additions and renovations.

He loved playing solitaire, listening to music, and sports (especially Nebraska Football). He also enjoyed returning to Nebraska for Dannebrog Days every June; Pete and his sister Betty were crowned King and Queen one year.

Pete was a beloved and affectionate family man who will always be remembered for working hard to provide for his family. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved him.

Pete is survived by his children and stepchildren Patty, David, Kim, Bill, Carol Ann, Kay and Kathy, many in-laws, nieces and nephews, thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, wife Carolyn, one daughter Teresa, and two grandchildren Samuel and Jill.

Forest Lawn is providing a live stream link for Carolyn and Lyman Pedersen’s  funeral service for those unable to attend.

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Date: January 11, 2024

Time: 9:45am - 11:30am PDT


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