Published in the Pine City Pioneer, Pine City, MN page 14, Dec. 11, 2008
Dolores E. (Plessel) Pederson, 90, of Minneapolis died at the age of 90 on Nov. 30, 2008.
Dolores was born in Pine City on Sept. 10, 1918 to Anna (Shambauer) Plessel and William Plessel.
Dolores will be remembered fondly by all who knew her. She was a dear friend to many, a wonderful loving wife, mother and grandmother and has also been called the best mother—in-law in the whole wide world. Not many can achieve that tribute in their lifetime. Dolores had a deep Christian faith that shone through in all she did. She was a long-time active member of Bethany Lutheran Church and an original “Norwegian Lutheran Church Basement Lady” there (except she was Bohemian), and she was a 20+ year volunteer at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Dolores lived in Minneapolis throughout her married life and was recently a resident at Walker Methodist Care Center.
Dolores is preceded in death by loving husband Leonard. She is also predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law William (Genevieve), Adolph (Emily), John (Virginia), Fred (Loraine) and Leonard (Phyllis) and by sister and brother-in-law Marie (Raymond) Dennis, and brothers-in-law Carl Poeschl and Ted Pederson. Dolores is survived by four children; son Avid and his wife Kathryn Pederson, Brooklyn Park, and their children Michael, Debra (Christopher) Smythurst, Rebecca (Greg) Miller, and Lisa (Greg) Hanson; daughter Joyce and her husband Kermit Roberg, Venice, Florida, and their children Kecia (John) Carroll, Kristin (Daniel) Hummel, and Kara (Matthew) Dodds; son Dennis and his wife Julianne Pederson, Stillwater; and daughter Diane Pederson, Evergreen, Colorado. Dolores is also survived by her sister Marcelle Poeschl, sister-in-law Ethel Pederson and by 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
It was her desire to have a private funeral at Ft. Snelling Cemetery attended by immediate family, and she will be honored with a memorial service at a alter date. Arrangements are being handled by Bradshaw Funeral Home.