Sharon K. Pederson, age 72, originally of Preston, MN and most recently a resident of Cape Coral, FL and Cottage Grove, MN, passed away January 18, 2020, after battling cancer for 16 months.
Visitation will be 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 – 80th Street S., Cottage Grove, MN. Funeral service will be 2:00pm, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, MN, with a reception following.
Sharon worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester from 1965 to 1970. After moving to the Twin Cities in 1970, she started working at Sperry Corporation, which later became Unisys, until she retired in 1991. She met her husband Ron through mutual friends in 1970 and were married in 1972. After retiring from Unisys, Sharon started a second career as a real estate broker when she founded and ran Pederson Realty, until her final retirement in 2005. In 2006, Sharon and Ron built a waterfront home on the canals of Cape Coral, where they spent their winters on the beautiful waters of Southwest Florida. Club Ped South, as it became to be known, was open to all friends and family who visited the area. Sharon treasured the visits from her grandchildren, friends and family. She always had food and libations ready to make everyone feel at home. Soon after retiring and moving to Cape Coral, Sharon was diagnosed with breast cancer. She battled and beat breast cancer at that time, only to be stricken again in 2018.
She is preceded in death by her father, Donald and mother, Margaret. Sharon is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Ron; children Chad (Carolee) of Woodbury, MN and Drew (Kimberlee) of Arlington, WA; and four grandchildren, Blake, Alexis, Reagan and Jett.
The family is eternally grateful for the staff at Mayo Clinic, Norris Square, Health East Hospice and The Pillars Hospice Home. The amazing efforts, comfort and compassion provided by all who cared for Sharon were absolutely unmatched. You are all truly Angels on Earth.
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