Melvin Pederson

Melvin P. Pederson Jr.

Melvin P. Pederson Jr., age 82, of Berlin, died peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Patriot Place in Berlin.

Mel was born December 28, 1929 in Granite Falls, MN, the son of Melvin and Anna "Olive" Hustad Pederson. He was a graduate of Echo High School, attended St. Olaf College, and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota. In June of 1960, he was united in marriage to Mary Willmore.

Mel served in the U.S. Army from 1947-1948. The Pedersons moved to Berlin in 1965 and Melvin became a controller at McQuay-Perfex in Berlin, where he worked until his retirement. He was an active member of Grace English Lutheran Church.

He is survived by three sons, Mike (Lynn) Pederson of Minneapolis, MN, James (Brenda) Pederson of Dearborn, MI, Paul (Sara) Pederson of McKinney, TX; a daughter, Ann (Lance) Scott of Fox Point, WI; eleven grandchildren, Christian and Katherine Pederson, Amelia, Jane, Emma, and Nicholas Scott, Nicole, Alexa, and Matthew Pederson, Wesley and William Pederson; and a sister, Margaret Dybsand of Maynard, MN; He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary on October 29, 2009; seven brothers and sisters, Adeline, Carolyn, Arnold, James, Beverly, Richard, and Irvin.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace English Lutheran Church in Berlin, the Rev. Scott Piper officiating. Inurnment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on Monday, December 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Barbola Funeral Chapel and at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Funeral Home

Barbola Funeral Chapel, Inc.
282 E. Marquette Street Berlin, WI 54923
(920) 361-2755

Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2012