Harold “Pete” Dean Pedersen was born on July 7, 1944 in Pipestone, Minnesota, to Chris and Etta (Aaker) Pedersen. He was raised in Pipestone and graduated from Pipestone High School, Class of 1962. When he was 17 years old, he joined the National Guard and would serve for 6 years. After high school Harold attended the State School of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota and earned a degree in auto mechanics. Harold married Patricia Westphal in Pipestone on August 17, 1968. They made their home in Pipestone for two and a half years having their first child and then moved to Cambridge where they had two more boys making it their home since. Harold worked in the automobile industry for many years. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti and the Browning Collectors Association. Harold’s hobbies and interests included collecting Browning’s, racing his 1956 Chevy, deer hunting, and fishing.
Harold passed away June 17, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 10 days. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry; sisters, Arlis and Leotta; and brother in laws, Donald Werner and Jim Dubbelde.
Harold is survived by his wife, Patricia “Pat” Pedersen of Cambridge; two sons, Todd Paul Pedersen of Cambridge, Travis Dean Pedersen of Cambridge; 6 grandchildren, Todd, Jr., Dakota, Kyle, Leotta, Ella, Amanda; and by many other relatives and friends.