Carl O. Pedersen

Mr. Carl O. Pedersen, 86, of Burlington died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Sunnybrook of Burlington after a brief battle with cancer.

Born November 28, 1923 in Racine, Wisconsin, he was the son of Oluf and Anna Winther Pedersen. On September 6, 1952 he married Helen Medenwald in Madison, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on February 7, 1997. On February 22, 1998 he married Doris Mae Dickey Youngstrom in Burlington.

Mr. Pedersen was an Army veteran of World War II. He received two bachelors of science degrees — in agricultural engineering and mechanical engineering.

After college he worked for J.I. Case Co. in Rockford, Illinois and Burlington for 33 years.

Mr. Pedersen was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and active in the Youth Group, Property Committee and Church Council. He enjoyed golf, photography, woodworking and maintaining their home and 3 ½ acres of woods and yard.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Pedersen of Burlington; three step daughters, Christine Youngstrom of Burlington, Carolyn (Lynn) Scheer of Marion and Cathryn Youngstrom of St. Augustine, Florida; one son, Charles (Sandy) Youngstrom of Naperville, Illinois; nine step grandchildren; one step great grandson; two brothers, Edwood J. Pedersen of Little River, California and James R. ( Carolyn) Pedersen of Cherry Valley, New York; one sister-in-law, Viola Pederson of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews.

His first wife, parents, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

The funeral service for Mr. Pedersen will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 6th, in Messiah Lutheran Church. The Rev. Susanne Smith will officiate. Interment will be 1:15 p.m. in Aspen Grove Cemetery. The Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites.

A memorial has been established for Messiah Lutheran Church.


Flo and Marv Baker, very good friends wrote on Apr 2, 2010:
"We have known Carl for at least 50 years as we lived in Burlington for 34 and we played lots of golf with Carl, Helen, and Doris. Also we were in bridge groups with them. We had so many good times and lots of good memories. Carl will be missed. We are thankful we got to see him last summer when we were in Burlington visiting. We extend our sympathy to all his family and friends and to Doris."