Dorothy Marie Pedersen
April 8, 1935 – January 25, 2022
Preceded in death by husband, Edward Pedersen; parents, Sam and Fanny Miller; brother, Bobby Miller. Survived by children: Tim, Theresa, Tom (Brenda), Tammy Sommer (Fred) and Tracey Linden (Jay); 8 grandchildren: TJ, Brandon, Liz, Tim, Rachael, Jon, Lauren, Blake; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Sr. Mary Ann Miller.
Dorothy was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in Little Italy where she attended Kindergarten. Her family then moved west to 44th Street where she started at Saunders Grade School and then attended St. Cecilia High School. Dorothy and Ed were high school sweethearts, got engaged at Christmas after graduation, and married on June 19, 1954. Ed was a football player and Dorothy was a cheerleader. Ed would walk her home from the dances in high school and sometimes they would go get a hotdog.
Dorothy worked at Mutual of Omaha as a Claims Clerk until they started their family. When all her children were in school, Dorothy worked part-time at Sears for 25 years until she retired at age 63.
Dorothy loved time with family, playing golf, playing bridge, dancing, music and watching football and golf on TV.
In Dorothy’s later years, she and George Mickells, a high school friend of Dorothy and Ed’s, became the best of friends after the loss of their spouses. They enjoyed playing bridge, going to Creighton University basketball games, the movies and dinner together.
VISITATION: Friday, January 28th from 6:15pm to 7pm, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm, all at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific Street. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, January 29th at 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.