Perry J. Pederson

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 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.



  • Tonja Kalin Posted December 13, 2021 8:52 am

    When we lose someone we love, the loss seems too great to bear. God sends us friends to comfort us,
    to show that he deeply cares. But, in the dark hours of the night when there’s nobody else around,
    when we feel the saddest and loneliest, It’s there God’s love can be found.

    Perry was one of the most genuine men I have ever met. He was sincerely funny and could make anyone laugh. His presence would light up a room. My sincerest condolences go out to his wife and children. May his soul rest easy in Heaven and the memories of him never fade. God Bless P-Dog!

  • Shirley Lindaas Posted December 13, 2021 9:40 am

    My heart is broken with the passing of Perry.
    My heart goes out to Rene and family.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers 😢

  • Dawna Posted December 13, 2021 3:48 pm

    To my sweet cousin Rene and her beautiful children Max and Elise there are no words at a time like this, but my heart goes out to you so deeply and will stay in touch, I only wish I had the opportunity to meet this man I keep hearing so many wonderful things about. May God Bless and keep you all and hold you tight during this time. I love you all!

  • Dave Laughlin Posted December 13, 2021 9:08 pm

    “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. That quote alone summarizes Perry. He was a guy full of depth. He was knowledgeable, approachable, funny, caring, devoted, and optimistic to name a few characteristics. He will be missed by everyone. My deepest condolences are with his family. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  • Shirley A Miller Posted December 15, 2021 2:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss
    He was a great man

  • Sarina McNeel Posted December 18, 2021 4:47 pm

    I’m so sorry for your families loss. So tragic and gone far too soon. Praying you all find peace as you remember and celebrate Perry’s life. Keeping you all close in my heart!

  • James Dean Posted December 18, 2021 5:26 pm

    I am still in disbelief. Perry was a great man and everybody enjoyed being around him. My prayers and thoughts are with all of his family and friends.

  • Kay Pederson Abbott Mother Posted December 18, 2021 5:37 pm

    Our family loves you Perry so much and will never forget your fun ways, your love, your kindness, and how caring you were. We will all miss you, but we have wonderful and amazing memories we will keep in our hearts forever. Love You Son MOM

  • Ashley K. Posted December 18, 2021 11:16 pm

    Sad to hear about Perry!! I remember him helping out around the clinic with maintenance work when I used to work there. He was so friendly and he will be missed! Love and hugs to his family and friends.

  • Roy L King III Posted December 18, 2021 11:21 pm

    Love is the only force that transcends space and time. For love it doesn’t matter if you’re side by side or billions of miles away or in heaven. Love is called the strong force. Gravity is called the weak force. That’s how God made us. Know that if he brought happiness to this world he is with God now, and may God bless you.

  • Brian Lindaaa Posted December 18, 2021 11:28 pm

    Perry was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Always positive and respectful. Thank you for everything you have done. God speed

  • Brian Lindaas Posted December 18, 2021 11:32 pm

    Perry was one of the kindest people that I’ve met. He was always positive and respectful to others. Hard to imagine him with out a memory of him smiling. Thank you for everything you did, Perry. God Speed

  • Sara (Bissell) Dunbar Posted December 19, 2021 1:34 pm

    I remember Perry’s contagious smile and laughter. On my knees for all of you. 💛

  • Dennis Posted December 20, 2021 10:22 am

    What a great friend Perry was. Always willing to help with smiles and his humor. Lots of great memories that make me smile when I think of him. What a character My prayers go out to his family. and many friends. He will be missed.

  • Amy S Kinser Posted December 20, 2021 9:19 pm

    My heart ❤️ and prayers go out to his family and friends. I remember Perry way back. He was also so happy and smiling. So sorry to hear of his passing. Such a great kind person. 🙏

  • Jose herrera Posted December 29, 2021 12:12 pm

    Really good friend I’m going to miss you my friend.

  • Lisa McGuire Kelly Posted December 29, 2021 3:13 pm

    I am truly heartbroken to learn of Perry’s passing. Perry was a very special friend of mine. He will always hold a place in my heart. I am so sad for his wife and childrens loss. I will pray for them. I will pray for the repose fo Perry’s soul.

  • Lisa McGuire Kelly Posted December 29, 2021 3:18 pm

    I was truly heartbroken to lean of Perry’s passing. He was a very special friend. He will always hold a place in my heart. My heart goes out to his wife and children. I am so sorry for their loss. I am sad for his group of best friends as iI am sure their hearts are broken too. I will pray for all those who mourn Perry’s passing. I will pray for the repise if his soul.

  • Ryan “Kazor” Kenan Posted January 5, 2022 2:26 pm

    Too soon, P-Dog, too soon! You will be greatly missed!

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