Arlin Pederson

June 15, 1937 - May 12, 2019

Arlin Pederson, 81,

Minot, died Sunday, May

12, 2019 in his home sur-

rounded by his loving


Arlin was born June 15,

1937 in Bottineau, ND to

Telford and Bertha (Lar-

son) Pederson. He grew

up in Bottineau. Arlin

started in the grocery

store at age 13 and contin-ued in the business for

most of his life. He

worked in every depart-

ment including manage-

ment. Arlin graduated

from Bottineau High

School in 1955.

He was united in mar-

riage to Erna Walter on

July 3, 1958. They would

call Minot home for the

rest of their lives. Arlin

started work for Wee Haul

Trucking. He also served

as a manager for Mini

Mart Gas Station for a

time and worked in sales

for General Trading. In

the mid 70’s he started a

part-time position at H&R

Block. This work along

with the clients/friends

would be a staple of his

life for the next 43 years

until he retired.

Arlin spent his retire-

ment as volunteer at the

Lord’s Cupboard Food

Pantry. He really enjoyed

his time there. He had a

gift of gab and enjoyed

learning about people.

Summers were spent

camping with his wife

and traveling the US and

World to see his daughter.

Arlin supported his

grandchildren’s successes

in sports and scouting

during their youth. He

took great pride in the

care of his lawn and was

often the first to have

shoveled the snow in the


He was a member of

Bethany Lutheran Church

in Minot. Arlin volun-

teered for many years at

Hostfest and treasured

every minute spent at the

festival. He will be deeply

missed by all who were

blessed to call him a hus-

band, father, grandfather,

uncle and friend.

Arlin is survived by his

loving wife of 60 years,

Erna, Minot; 4 children,

Sandra (Gary) Brown,

Bonifay, FL, Bob (Rhonda)

Pederson, Minot, Kevin

(Julie) Pederson, Minot

and Steve (Jodi) Pederson,

Minot; 10 grandchildren;

8 great-grandchildren,

along with numerous

nieces and nephews.

Arlin was preceded in

death by his parents,

grandson, Brendan Peder-

son, sisters, Bernice

Christianson and Thelma

Sloan, brothers, Kenneth,

Alvin and Louis Pederson.

Funeral service will be

held at 2:00 p.m. Thurs-

day, May 16, 2019 at

Bethany Lutheran

Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot

Visitation will be held

on Wednesday, May 15,

2019, from 5:00 p.m. until

7:00 p.m. at the Thomas

Family Funeral Home,


In lieu of flowers and

plants, memorials are pre-

ferred to Bethany Luth-

eran Church or to Meti-

goshe Ministries.

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