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Eldon "Ole" Pederson

January 13, 1936 — June 2, 2023


Eldon "Ole" Pederson, 87, of Langdon, ND, passed away Friday, June 2, 2023, at Langdon Prairie Health in Langdon, ND.

Eldon “Ole” Pederson was born January 13, 1936, to Leonard and Gladys Pederson.  He is survived by his wife, Karen (Carpenter) Pederson, eldest son Tollef Pederson, daughter Keri Jo Evans, youngest son Leon Pederson, one brother, two sisters, three brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Ole grew up on his family farm, which raised crops and livestock. He attended Moscow Township school until his help was more urgently needed on the farm. In 1958, Ole joined the US Army and was assigned to the 2nd Armored Division “Hell on Wheels” stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He became an armored personal driver and was sent to Germany before his release in 1960. Ole then returned home to help on the farm then went on many adventures in Kansas and Minnesota. He then became a journeyman lineman and worked all over but primarily in Minnesota where he met Karen. They married and moved back to the family farm. Ole began farming and working for Cavalier Rural Electric, retiring after 35 years of service.  After retirement, Ole and Karen began to venture all over the United States in search of old friends and Army buddies. Ole was loved all over the US, and everywhere he went, he made friends (even once at a Montana rest stop that knew the whole family but no one caught his name of knew him). Ole was a jokester and knew every Ole and Lena joke ever written. He could toast for hours, sing silly songs, and make you laugh until you cried. He was one of a kind and will be missed by many. Ole’s children gave him a mug one Father’s Day that stated - “A lot of people don’t believe in heroes, but….they didn’t know my DAD”.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on July 29, 2023, at Our Savior’s/Moscow Cemetery, rural Langdon.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Our Savior's/Moscow Cemetery

94th Ave. NE, Langdon, ND 58249

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