John Pederson Jr., 67, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at The Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

A Celebration of Life will held on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. David Grindberg officiating. A visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday at theLaufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

Survivors include his children, Julie Pederson of Fort Dodge; Brenda Angstrom (Chuck) of Gowrie; Johnny Pederson III (Amy) of Fort Dodge; Chad Pederson (Michelle) of Waseca, MN; Tena Hovey of Fort Dodge; Wendy Teske (Dan) of Duncombe; 16 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, Duane “Sonny” Pederson (Shirley) of Fort Dodge; sisters, Marcella “Tootie” Estes of Phoenix, AZ; and Patricia Ann Hayes of Pomona, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John G. and Constance (Clausen) Pederson; a sister, Virginia Lee (Harvey Dean) Graham.

John was born on December 27, 1945 in Fort Dodge. He attended schools here. John was united in marriage to Marilyn Crouse from which 5 children were raised. The couple later divorced. He then married Charlene Vote and to this union one child was born. The couple later divorced. He owned and operated “John Pederson Cycle Service” until his semi-retirement in 2000. John enjoyed riding motorcycles, drag racing, spending time with his friends, grandchildren, and visiting family in California.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.