Perry J. Pederson
December 29, 1970 – December 11, 2021
The Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 28th, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. Funeral Service: Wednesday, 1:00PM, December 29th, at City Light Church West, 3401 Oak View Drive, Omaha. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Perry’s life will be celebrated on his birthday to exemplify his passion for life. In honor of his love for GBR, please wear red or your favorite Husker attire. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family towards a college fund for Elise. To view live broadcasts of the Funeral and Graveside Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the website.
Perry J. Pederson, age 50, passed away on December 11, 2021, with René, Max, Elise, and many lifelong friends by his side. He leaves behind his wife of 14 years, René (Hanson); children, Max Hesman (21) and Elise Pederson (13); their family dog, Stella, a.k.a. Butter Bear; mother, Kay Abbott (Dave); siblings: Greg Pederson (Deb), Laurie Smith (Jerry), Julie Hall (Gordan), and Jeff Pederson (Rita); mother-in-law, Janet Hanson; sister-in-law, Kimberly Chase (Josh), and Vanessa Akers; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Pederson; father-in-law, Raymond Hanson; sister-in-law, Tori Hanson; and his first love, Sugar.
Perry was born on December 29, 1970, in Omaha Nebraska, where he resided for the duration of his life. He attended Burke High School (class of 1990). He soon found his passion for carpentry, offering his skilled labor for home improvements for his family and friends. He was a perfectionist when it came to his work. He spent the last nine years working for CHI Health System Clinics as their sole carpenter.
Perry was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and friend. He and René enjoyed being present at Max’s baseball games and watching Elise grow and excel in basketball, softball, and volleyball. Elise’s favorite times with her daddy were making fun of mom, secret runs to QT gas station for snacks and DQ for blizzards, his unwavering nighty cuddles when tucking her into bed, and most of all, his amazing bear hugs. His love for Husker football was unmatched. Always the optimist, he had faith no matter the record or the performance on the field. Perry was always the life of the party. People gravitated towards him in any circumstance and his acceptance put them at ease.
Perry was the king of laughing, the most carefree, and a friend to all. He would do anything for anyone and was always willing to help a friend or loved one at the drop of a hat. He never shied away from difficulties or inconveniences. Perry did not have one enemy, and many considered him their best friend.
Perry’s life will be celebrated on his birthday to exemplify his passion for life. In honor of his love for GBR, please wear red or your favorite Husker attire.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family towards a college fund for Elise.