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James A. Pedersen

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James A. Pedersen

James A. Pedersen, 46, Eden Prairie, MN, passed away January 17, 2014, at his home surrounded by family.

Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, January 22, at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 East Divide Avenue, Bismarck, with Rev. Dave Swonger officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

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There will be no visitation.

James "Jim" Pedersen was born June 12, 1967, in Fargo, ND, to Don and Wanda Pedersen. Due to his dads employment, Jims childhood was spent in various cities throughout North Dakota. After graduation from Dickinson High School in 1985, he moved to Reno, NV. After a few short months, Jim decided to move back to North Dakota where he met Joan Koth. It was love at first sight for both of them, and they were married December 7, 1990. To this union one daughter, Britni, was born.

In 1995 the family moved to Eden Prairie, MN, where Jim spent the remainder of his life as a union painter. Jim had a love of all sports which he thoroughly enjoyed sharing with his dad.

Jim is survived by his wife, Joan, and daughter, Britni, Eden Prairie, MN; his parents, Donald and Wanda Pedersen, Bismarck; two sisters, Nicole Pedersen, Bismarck, and Dawnell (Damon) Hettich, Bismarck; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Armilda Kummer and Bud and Erma Pedersen; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Jim and sign the online guestbook.

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