Connie Fay Pedersen, age 66, of Milaca, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family Tuesday, May 21. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca with Rev Tim Bauer officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Milaca and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Rum River Community Foundation Youth Mentoring, Trinity Lutheran Youth Ministries, and Special Olympics Minnesota.
Connie Pedersen was born to the late Ernest and Mildred Quickstad, June 26, 1946, in Waseca, MN. Connie graduated from Waseca High School in 1964. She was married to Harold “Pete” Pedersen in 1971, and they moved to Milaca in 1975. Connie worked as the manager of the local golf course, as well as Broberg’s Country Store and local floral businesses. She was passionate about her grandchildren and the youth of the community and church. Connie was active in the Trinity Lutheran Church as a council member and in the quilting club, as well as a member of the Milaca Jaycees and Legion Auxiliary. She loved to travel with her family taking, many vacations with her grandchildren and visiting more than 20 baseball stadiums over the past few years. She was also an avid card player, playing in her bridge club.
Connie is survived by husband, Pete of Milaca; son, Cory and his wife Denise, and their two sons, Bailey and Brodey of Milaca; son, Jeremy “Jay” of Minneapolis; daughter, Nicole “Nikki” Hartung and her children, Ellie and Mason of Milaca; brothers, Dennis Quickstad of Van Wert, OH and Terry Quickstad of Waseca and sister, Judy Swanson of Milaca.