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Frances Faye “Tae” Pedersen, 92, Sterling, Ill.
Obituaries · September 14, 2017



Frances Faye “Tae” Pedersen, 92, of Sterling, Ill., and formerly of West Branch, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

No funeral services are planned, inurnment of Tae’s cremains were in the West Branch Cemetery. The Henderson Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue or any rescue group.

Tae was born Dec. 9, 1924, in Estherville, Iowa, the daughter of Edward Earl and Laura (Pendergast) Fell. In 1943, she was united in marriage to Raymond Pedersen and they had 68 wonderful years together. They farmed in the West Branch area until their retirement, and both later worked at the University of Iowa, where Tae worked in the mail room.

She is survived by her daughter: Joyce (Jim) Harper of Sterling, Ill.; two sisters: Margaret (Ed) Hiserodt of Tulsa, Okla., and Ann Barlow of Huntingdon, Penn.; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; as well as assorted nephews and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond; sister Tommie Jean; infant brother; son Jerry; and many Boston Terriers, including Maggie Mae.

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