Obituaries

Obituaries

Blair E. Pederson 1917 - 2007 Lawrence

Private inurnment for Blair E. Pederson, 89, Lawrence, will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Pederson died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. He was born March 31, 1917, in Chicago, the son of Oliver E. and Irene Manthey Pederson. He moved from Minneapolis, Minn., to Lawrence in June 2000.Mr. Pederson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a regional manager for Ford Motor Co. Tractor and Implement for 31 years and retired in 1978. He was a longtime mason and was active in various veterans organizations.He married Lorraine Molden on April 4, 1942, in Minneapolis. She died Nov. 30, 2001.Survivors include two sons, Blair W., Olathe, and Todd J., Lawrence; and four grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Pederson.