Cary Robert Pederson
01/17/1948 - 01/30/2021
Cary Robert Pederson, 73, of Virginia, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Waterview Woods in Eveleth.
Cary was born January 17, 1948 in Virginia to Carl Olai and Elsie (Prinkkila) Pederson. After graduating from the Virginia Roosevelt High School in 1966 he attended Eveleth Vocational School for Optical Technology. He had an honorable discharge from the Army in 1968. He worked for Walman Optical until his retirement. He then worked for the Short Stop gas stations.
Cary belonged to the Virginia Rifle Pistol Club, American Legion, Virginia, MN, and the Boy Scouts. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
Cary enjoyed having coffee and meals at the Village Inn and traveling. He was always willing to help with a project and always had a smile for everyone. He knew the make, model and year of the classic cars and he knew the artists and songs of the 50’s and 60’s.
Cary was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Elsie Pederson.
Survivors include his brother, Burton Pederson of North Hollywood, CA; sisters, Brenda (Roger) Suihkonen of Britt, MN and Carleen Davis of Branford, CT; special cousins, David and Larry Lind; nieces and nephews, Caio Pederson, Tara (Josh) Parks, Rian (Stacey) Suihkonen, Garret (Laura) Suihkonen, Aimee (David) Estrada, Aaron (Julie) Davis; great nieces and nephews, Jaelyn, Payton, Finn, Bo, Vinny, Colton, Olai, Nilah; special friends (employees) at the Village Inn.
Memorials can go to Virginia Community Foundation or the American Legion.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.