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Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Marsha D. Pedersen

May 2, 1942June 24, 2020
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Marsha D. Pedersen, 78, of Bettendorf, IA, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport. A private memorial service will be held. Memorials may be directed to Marriage and Family Counseling Service of Rock Island and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com

Marsha was born May 2, 1942, to Robert and Jean Dalton in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from Williamsville High School in 1960 in Williamsville, NY. At the age of 17, Marsha made the decision to study at the University of Oklahoma and traveled by herself on the train to Norman, OK, where she knew nobody. During her studies there, she joined the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. On November 28, 1964, Marsha was united in marriage to Don Pedersen in Amherst, NY. Together they had two sons, Stephen and Jeffrey. The family relocated to Davenport in May of 1965. Marsha became very active in the community, as a member of Chapter JS, PEO (past president), Crow Valley Golf Club, The Outing Club, and First Presbyterian Church of Davenport. In her free time, she enjoyed charity and non-profit work such as serving on the board of Trustees for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Marsha also served on the board of Marriage and Family Counseling Service of Rock Island for six six-year long terms, a total of 36 years, before retiring in 2019, longer than any board member in the history of the agency. She served as president of that board in 1981-1982. During the 80’s Marsha was co-owner of La Petit Fleur Dress Shop in Bettendorf and Davenport. In 1993, she was instrumental in the collaboration between the Quad City Arts, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church to develop the Holiday Pops Concert, which became a Quad City Tradition for nearly 25 years.

Marsha will be missed by her loving husband of 55 years, Don; her sons, Stephen Pedersen of Eldridge, IA, and Jeffrey (Amber) Pedersen of Spokane, WA; grandchildren: Christopher (Samantha) Pedersen of Beloit, WI, Stephanie (Jeffrey) Padesky of Algonquin, IL, Kopenhagen Pedersen, Ryder Pedersen both of Spokane, WA; a great grandson, Austin Padesky of Algonquin; and a sister: Priscilla Strom of Bettendorf.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Jean Dalton.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Dalton, Father (deceased)
  • Jean Dalton, Mother (deceased)
  • Don Pedersen, Husband
  • Stephen Pedersen, Son
  • Jeffrey (Amber) Pedersen, Son
  • Christopher (Samantha) Pedersen, Grandchild
  • Stephanie (Jeffrey) Padesky, Grandchild
  • Kopenhagen Pedersen, Grandchild
  • Ryder Pedersen, Grandchild
  • Austin Padesky, Great- Grandchild
  • Priscilla Strom, Sister
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Jean Dalton.
  • DONATIONS

  • Marriage and Family Counseling Service of Rock Island
  • Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Services

  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home

    Friday, June 26, 2020

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Gary Ganoe

June 28, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.

Dave Buennig

June 26, 2020

Jeff & Steve, I know it’s been years, but I’m very sorry for your loss. Your mom was an awesome woman and always treated us incredibly well. I always felt like her and your dad treated me like another son back in the 80s and 90s. She was a great person.

Diana Ferris

June 26, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. I worked with Don for nearly 18 years at Industrial Engineering. I also worked with Stephen for several years at Industrial Engineering and then again at Hobby Lobby. We had some very memorable work Christmas parties at their house. Marsha was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. Such a special family. My sincere condolences go out to Don, Stephen, and Jeffrey.

Mary Fox

June 25, 2020

Marsha and I walked home from high school together. Through the village often stopping at her house to start the family’s dinner. She was a close and warm friend and we talked frequently through the decades. I envied her thick beautiful hair and how she was able to be kind and friendly to everyone.
I will miss her forever.
Mary Fox

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Biography

Marsha D. Pedersen, 78, of Bettendorf, IA, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport. A private memorial service will be held. Memorials may be directed to Marriage and Family Counseling Service of Rock Island and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com
Marsha was born May 2, 1942, to Robert and Jean Dalton in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from Williamsville High School in 1960 in Williamsville, NY. At the age of 17, Marsha made the decision to study at the University of Oklahoma and traveled by herself on the train to Norman, OK, where she knew nobody. During her studies there, she joined the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. On November 28, 1964, Marsha was united in marriage to Don Pedersen in Amherst, NY. Together they had two sons, Stephen and Jeffrey. The family relocated to Davenport in May of 1965. Marsha became very active in the community, as a member of Chapter JS, PEO (past president), Crow Valley Golf Club, The Outing Club, and First Presbyterian Church of Davenport. In her free time, she enjoyed charity and non-profit work such as serving on the board of Trustees for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Marsha also served on the board of Marriage and Family Counseling Service of Rock Island for six six-year long terms, a total of 36 years, before retiring in 2019, longer than any board member in the history of the agency. She served as president of that board in 1981-1982. During the 80’s Marsha was co-owner of La Petit Fleur Dress Shop in Bettendorf and Davenport. In 1993, she was instrumental in the collaboration between the Quad City Arts, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church to develop the Holiday Pops Concert, which became a Quad City Tradition for nearly 25 years.
Marsha will be missed by her loving husband of 55 years, Don; her sons, Stephen Pedersen of Eldridge, IA, and Jeffrey (Amber) Pedersen of Spokane, WA; grandchildren: Christopher (Samantha) Pedersen of Beloit, WI, Stephanie (Jeffrey) Padesky of Algonquin, IL, Kopenhagen Pedersen, Ryder Pedersen both of Spokane, WA; a great grandson, Austin Padesky of Algonquin; and a sister: Priscilla Strom of Bettendorf.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Jean Dalton.