Peer Pedersen

Peer Pedersen, 87, died Jan. 21. 2013, at Martin Memorial Hospital South, Stuart. He was born in Jens Lauretz, Denmark, and was a winter resident for 20 years, coming from Chicago. He was the founder of Pedersen & Houpt Law Firm, Chicago. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, Ill., and on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club, Lurie Children's Hospital, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Bar Association of Illinois. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. Survivors include his daughters, Leslie Bertholdt of Lake Bluff, Ill., and Mia Guidarini and Kris Meers, both of Lake Forest; sons, Peer Pedersen of Lakewood, Colo., and Erik Pedersen of Highland Park, Ill.; sister, Elsie Muehlstein of Chicago; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Pedersen in 2007. Services: Burial will be in Lake Forest Cemetery in Illinois. Out-of-state burial and services are by Wenban Funeral Home in Lake Forest. Local arrangements are by Martin Funeral Home & Crematory/Stuart Chapel. A guestbook is available at or

Published in the TC Palm on Jan. 24, 2013