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George Pederson, 58

George A. Pederson, 58, N. Bergen, New Jersey, died Thursday, January 30 in his home after a long illness.

George was born in Alexandria on July 23, 1955 to Arnold and Margaret (Marge) Pederson. He graduated from Jefferson High School. In 1973, George enlisted in the Navy, where he met his wife, Claire. He continued his education at the St. Cloud School of Nursing.

Georges nursing degree took him and his family all over the U.S. with different job opportunities.

George is survived by his wife, Claire; son Ben, N. Bergen; sisters, Donna (Ron) Werth, Savage and Nancy (Jim) Austin, Fargo, North Dakota; two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements will be handled by Leber Funeral Home, Union City, New Jersey.