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Nettie Pederson

June 6, 1927 — October 18, 2020

Long Prairie

Nettie Pederson, age 93 of Long Prairie passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Centra Care Health in Long Prairie, MN.

Nettie Harriet Haagenson was born on June 6, 1927 in Battle Lake, MN to Alfred and Augusta (Nelson) Haagenson.  She graduated from Battle Lake High School and worked in town as a dental assistant before marrying James Pederson on March 29, 1947.  They were blessed with three children, Bruce, Vicki and Donna.  They lived in Wheaton for a time before settling back in Long Prairie in 1954.  In addition to raising her children, Nettie also worked at the local dry cleaners.  In 1967 she was hired by Harts Press and worked there for over twenty years before retiring.  She was a member of the American Lutheran Church and belonged to the VFW Auxiliary and the Long Prairie Country Club.  After retiring, Nettie could finally find time to do the traveling she so enjoyed, taking many trips around the country with her close companion, Keith Blake.  She also enjoyed golfing and fishing during the summers and going snowmobiling and doing handiwork like sewing and knitting during the long winters.  She was her grandkids biggest fan and was always thinking of ways to spoil them with love and attention.

She was talented in so many ways and her loving smile will be missed most by her children, Bruce (Katheryn) Pederson of Pierz, Vicki (Lee) Simpson of Long Prairie, Donna (Mark) Brever of Maple Lake; 4 grandsons, Trevor and Travis Simpson, Brandon (Jessi) and Erik (Brittney) Sogge; 3 great grandchildren, Mikaela Nordlund, Macie and Abbie Sogge; sister, Lillian (Glen) Meyers of Parkers Prairie; many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Alfred Haagenson, Jr. and a sister, Margaret Gunn.

Private services for Nettie will be held. Interment is at Leaf Mountain Cemetery in Clitherall, MN.  Memories and condolences may also be left for her under her tribute page at

Arrangements by Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN

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