Sonja I. Pederson

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Sonja I. Pederson

February 16, 1938 - September 19, 2019

Sonja I. Pederson Sonja I. Pederson
COON VALLEY -- Sonja I. Pederson, 81, of Coon Valley died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Mayo Health System in La Crosse. She was born Feb. 16, 1938, in Richland Center, Wis., to Telmer and A. Norma (Simonson) Skolos. Sonja graduated from Westby High School. She married Robert Pederson, Jan. 29, 1955, in Coon Valley. Sonja began working for Seland's Furnishings, Flooring and Funeral Home in Coon Valley, in 1972 and was a dedicated employee for 44 years, retiring in 2016. She served for 14 years as an EMT with the Coon Valley Ambulance/First Responders. Sonja has been a member of Bethany Evangelical Free Church in La Crosse, for the past 35 years, where she felt very blessed to be a part of its ministry and fellowship. Sonja enjoyed flower gardening, genealogy, traveling, bible studies and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bob" of Coon Valley; two sons, Terry of La Crosse and Jeffrey of Wharton, Texas; one daughter, Krisann (Marc) Metzger of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Craig (Heidi), Brooke (Lamont) Hardison, Jessica, Kyle Pederson, Kelly Burich, Jamie Cervasio and Sarah Metzger; nine great-grandchildren, Olivia and Rylee Pederson, Lamont Jr., Bianca and Lavonte Hardison, Alliyah Pederson and Jayquan Robinson and Elijah and Sophia Burch; and special friends, Dorothy Kjelland, Kay Nelson, Nancy Rogers and Maripat Willis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her daughter-in-law, Sheryl Pederson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 24, at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Pastor Norv Brown will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Condolences may be given at To plant a tree in memory of Sonja I. Pederson, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on September 22, 2019
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Donna Ruble Hintze
Oct 08, 2019
Bob, we are so sorry to hear of Sonjas death. Pray you are doing okay. Claim Jeremiah 29:11 for your life. Love you, Harold and Donna Hintze
jeff payne
Sep 25, 2019
my condolence to the family
Arlan Antony
Sep 23, 2019
I remember that special day, Jan. 29, 1955 as best man in your wedding. Our deepest sympathy. Arlan and Karen.
Ann Brandau
Sep 23, 2019
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