Ronald Wayne Pederson

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

RONALD WAYNE PEDERSON, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 13, 1931, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, a son of Selmer and Bonnie (Michael) Pederson. He died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, in Eureka Springs at the age of 74.

Ron made furniture for craft shows. He was a veteran, having served with the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.

In 1987, he was united in marriage with Nancy Jo (Schaaf) Pederson, who survives him of the home. He is also survived by three sons, Mike Pederson of Pampa, Texas, and Eric Pederson and Kenneth Berndt, both of Eureka Springs; four daughters, Valerie Hamilton of Paradise, Texas, Shazda Pederson of Eureka Springs, Kristine Ratzlaff of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Kelly Krause of Forum, Ark.; a brother, George Pederson and a sister, Nyla Walker, both of Rochester, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

Cremation arrangements were by Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at