Elizabeth “Liz” Pedersen, 91, West Branch
Obituaries · July 20, 2017

Elizabeth “Liz” Pedersen, 91, of West Branch, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Visitation was held before the service. Burial was at Honey Grove Cemetery in West Branch. Memorials may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church and Crestview Specialty Care Center. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Elizabeth Louise was born March 5, 1926, in Iowa City the daughter of Harold and Mildred (Parker) Brown. She was a graduate of Iowa City High School. On June 8, 1946, she was united in marriage to Les Pedersen in Iowa City. She and Les farmed in the West Branch area for many years.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, West Branch and Eastern Star. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, gardening and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and attending all their activities.

She is survived by three children: Sandy (John) Fiderlein of West Branch, Jan (John) Grimm of North Liberty and Dave Pedersen of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren: Brian (Diane) Fiderlein of St. Louis Park, Minn., Chad (Deb) Fiderlein of West Branch, Kelly (Jason) Brubaker of North Liberty, J.D. (Tammy) Grimm of Coralville, Jason (Trisha) Grimm of Solon, and David (Alison) Pedersen Jr., of Orlando, Fla.; and eight great-grandchildren: Cael and Wyatt Fiderlein, Ellie and J.J. Grimm, Owen and Alisha Grimm, and Ashlyn and Reece Brubaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Les and sister Gladys Pedersen.

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