Earl Kenneth Pederson

January 16, 1924 - March 12, 2018

Earl K. Pederson, age 94, a resident of The Holmstad Retirement Community of Batavia, IL, and formerly of Wheaton, IL, passed away on March 12, 2018. He was born on January 16, 1924, in Chicago, IL, son of Ole and Emily (nee Hagen) Pederson. He was united in marriage on April 20, 1945, to Osta Kleppe.

Earl was a proud U.S. Army Air Forces Veteran, serving in World War II, and worked for many years as a design engineer at International Harvester’s Research and Engineering Center in Hinsdale, IL.  He was an avid woodcarver whose beautiful carvings are cherished by family and friends, near and far.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Earl is survived by his son Glenn (Barbara) Pederson of Sussex, WI, and his grandchildren: Eric Pederson, Kristin (Tyler Ray) Pederson, and Kelly Pederson.  He is preceded in death by his dearly beloved wife Osta, and their son Leif Pederson.

A memorial service in Earl’s honor will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at The Holmstad, 831 N. Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510.  Interment will be held privately at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Holmstad Benevolent Fund, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510.

For more information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home, 630-879-7900 or

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  • Tom and Liz Van Cleave Earl was a true gentleman and good friend. We will miss our coffee chats together.