Robert "Bob" "Pete" L. Pederson

December 6, 1937 ~ June 23, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Robert “Bob” “Pete” L. Pederson, 85, of Coon Valley, died Friday June 23, 2023 at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby. He was born December 6, 1937 to Chester and Lillian (Steenberg) Pederson. He graduated from Westby High School where he was an excellent athlete. Bob married Sonja Skolos on January 29, 1955 in Coon Valley. He had a painting and cleaning business with his father-in-law Telmer Skolos for many years. He later worked for Service Master in La Crosse.

Bob loved sports, especially baseball and football. He was an avid supporter of local teams and a mentor to many. He was the dedicated Westby High School football statistician for 57 years. His hearty laugh, big hugs and bigger heart will be missed by our entire community.

He is survived by his son, Terry of La Crosse; his daughter, Krisann (Marc) Metzger of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; 7 grandchildren, Craig (Heidi), Brooke (Lamont) Hardison, Jessica, Kyle Pederson, Kelly Burich, Jamie Metzger and Sarah (J.P.) Nussbaum; 9 great grandchildren, Olivia and Rylee Pederson, Lamont Jr., Bianca and Lavonte Hardison, Alliyah Pederson and Jayquan Robinson and Elijah and Sophia Burich; chosen daughter Carol Jahnke; a brother, LaMont (Shirley) Hagen and a sister, Maureen; his breakfast friends at Marge’s and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sonja in 2019; son Jeff; sister, Charlene Pederson and daughter-in-law, Sheryl Pederson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 1, 2023 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Rev. Julie Wollman will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time. Condolences may be given at

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June 30, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Seland Funeral Home
204 Central Ave
Coon Valley, WI 54623

Funeral Service
July 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Coon Valley Lutheran Church
1005 Central Avenue
Coon Valley, WI 54623


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