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Jane Pederson

April 11, 1923 — January 13, 2013

Jane Margaret (Schwartz) Pederson

Margaret (Schwartz) Pederson, 89 years old, of Antioch, Illinois
passed away in her sleep on January 13, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.  She
had been in hospice care in Bloomington, Illinois for the past
three months.

She was born April 11, 1923 in
Jamestown, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Otto and Frances
(Benusa) Schwartz.  She graduated from Jamestown High School
in 1941, from the Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing,
Minneapolis Minnesota in 1944 and from Jamestown College,
Jamestown, N.D. in 1947 with a BS Degree.  She served as an
instructor in the Nursing Department at Jamestown College from
September 1947 to June 1950.  She married Murwin James (Pete)
Pederson on September 1, 1948.

In 1953, she moved to Zion,
Illinois and worked as an office nurse for Dr. Kaiz, an industrial
nurse at Johnson Motors, a staff nurse at Victory Memorial Hospital
and as a certified school nurse at Zion Benton Township High School
for 26 years before retiring in 1980.  The Pederson family
moved to Antioch in 1970.  Jane was a member of the North
Lakes Division of the Illinois Association of School Nurses and
served on the State Board of the Illinois Association of School
Nurses.  She was active member of the United Methodist Church
of Antioch, a member of the Antioch Women's Club, a volunteer at
the Antioch Thrift Shop for Handicapped Children and a volunteer at
Victory Lakes taking providing blood pressure checks for the

Survivors include two sons Robert
Pederson of Bloomington, Illinois and Dennis Pederson of Covington,
Kentucky; a daughter-in-law Phyllis Pederson of Bloomington,
Illinois and four grandchildren Jennifer Swearingen of Lake St.
Louis, Missouri; Nick Pederson Las Vegas, Nevada; Adam Pederson
Normal, Illinois and Samantha Pederson of Harrison, Ohio.
Great grandchildren include Alexis and Caitlyn Swearingen of Lake
St. Louis, Missouri; Gavin and Tristan Pederson, Las Vegas, Nevada
and Maya Pederson, Normal Illinois.

Jane was preceded in death by her
husband, Murwin Pederson, December 30, 1997, her son, James Michael
Pederson on, November 13, 1961, her parents Otto and Frances
Schwartz, Jamestown, North Dakota as well as her two brothers
William R Schwartz, Sheridan, Wyoming; Ray Schwartz, Barnsville,
Minnesota and one sister Verna Coulston, Jamestown, North

A memorial service will be held at
the United Methodist Church of Antioch, 848 Main Street, Antioch,
Illinois on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor
Barb Good officiating.   Those desiring may make a
donation to their favorite charity in her name or the United
Methodist Church of Antioch or the Antioch Rescue

Online condolences may be sent to
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