Ronald Calvin Pedersen, 85, Arnegard, ND
January 5, 2022 | View PDF
Ronald Calvin Pedersen, 85, Arnegard, ND passed away on Dec. 25, 2021 at his home in the presence of family.
Ron was born on Sept. 2, 1936 to Anton and Alice (McCowan) Pedersen, Alexander, ND. He was the second of five boys in his family. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alexander, ND. He enjoyed playing basketball and football and graduated in 1954 from Alexander High School. While growing up, their home was a gathering place for many cousins and other family members and friends.
He worked for numerous farmers before he entered the Army. When he returned from the Army, he worked for Roger Sanders and was a part of their family. During this time, he and his brothers traveled south for custom combining using John Deere 55 combines. He then made his way back to harvest crops for Roger. His love of all the harvest time activities continued throughout his life.
He married Adell Mjelstad on June 2, 1969 in Alexander at Trinity Lutheran Church. Ron "Ronnie" worked at True Gas Plant for 20 plus years prior to retiring. He and Adell farmed and ranched their entire married life and continued to do so up until his death.
Ron was a member of Wilmington Lutheran Church, the Arnegard Lions club and served on McKenzie County School District Board.
He enjoyed hunting with his kids and grandkids, attending sporting events for them, reading Westerns, watching a variety of TV programs and visiting with friends and family.
Ron is survived by his wife Adell, rural Arnegard; son Kevin (Susan) Mjelstad, Fargo, ND; son Kent (Anita) Pedersen, rural Arnegard; grandsons Grant (Taylor), Clark and Brock Mjelstad, Fargo, ND; granddaughter and grandson, Jordyn and Luke Pedersen, rural Arnegard; and great granddaughter Ellen Mjelstad, Fargo. He is also survived by his brothers Robert (Jan) Pedersen, Billings, MT; Royce Pedersen, Casper, WY; Bill Pedersen, Gillette, WY; and Marlan (Nancy) Pedersen, Gillette, WY as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Preceding him in death were his parents and sisters in-law Rosemary Pedersen and Rhonda Pedersen.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at Living Faith Church, 805 14th St SW, Watford City, ND. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. that day prior to the service.
Burial will take place in the Spring 2022 at Riverview Cemetery, Williston, ND.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Ron's name to the Arnegard Lions Club and Lewis & Clark Trail Museum, Alexander, ND.