Gary W. Pederson, age 55

Gary W. Pederson

    Gary W. Pederson, age 55, of Wall, S.D., died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
    Gary W. Pederson was born Sept. 8, 1961, in Coco Solo, Panama, the son of Gordon Roy and Betty (Ballard) Pederson.
    He spent his childhood years traveling with his family while his father was serving in the U.S. Army. He began his schooling in Taiwan before moving to Wall where he grew up and received his education. While going to school, Gary worked for his dad at the Elkton House in Wall. After graduating from Wall High School, Gary traveled the country in search of fossils and motorcycle races with friends such as Phillip Hauk.
    He worked in the newspaper business from California to Iowa, where he managed one with his father, Gordon. Besides managing the Dairy Queen, he spent all his years driving Gordon in parades, and hanging up political signs. After a short time in Chamberlain, Gary made his permanent home in Wall, where he worked at the Cactus and took care of his family.
    Survivors include his mother, Betty Pederson, of Rapid City; four nephews, Nick Niemann of Edwardsville, Ill., Tyler Niemann of Houston, Texas, Matt Holub of Mason City, Iowa, and Grant Holub of Rapid City; one great-niece, Alyssa Niemann; and a host of other relatives and friends.
    Gary was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Roy Pederson; and two sisters, Carol Naescher and Nancy Holub.
    Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall with Pastor Kent Borglum officiating.
    Interment will be at the Wall Cemetery.
    Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
    His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com

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