Jeanie Pederson, age 78, of Gary, SD, passed away Monday, June 19, 2023 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center in Canby, MN. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gary, SD with Rev. Bruce Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Gary, SD. Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the Houseman Funeral Home in Canby, MN and will resume Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. Houseman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 304 Washington Ave. Gary, SD  57237 or to the Canby Community Hospital District, 112 St. Olaf Avenue S. Canby, MN  56220

Jeanine (Jeanie) Theodora Brevik was born July 20, 1944 to Len and Jonette (Enestvedt) Brevik. She was baptized at Opdal Lutheran Church near Sacred Heart, MN in 1944, attended Zoar Lutheran Church near Marietta, MN until fifth grade, and was confirmed in her faith at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gary in May 1958. She was raised on a farm near Gary, attended Country School Dist. #23 for eight years, and graduated from Gary High School in 1962. She attended Sioux Valley School of Nursing in Sioux Falls, SD to become a Registered Nurse.  She married Lynn Pederson, her high school sweetheart, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church on March 20, 1965. They lived in Sioux Falls before moving to a farm near Gary in 1967. Together they raised three children, Laura, Jay and Jennifer, ran a dairy farm and raised sheep. Jeanie enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for many years, helping her husband on the farm and with his mules in parades, horse pulls and funerals. She loved gardening, sharing her flowers, playing organ and piano for church services, playing the violin, sewing and painting, as well as playing with her grandchildren and hosting horse camp for them at Lynn’s annual horseback riding school. In 2011, Jeanie retired from nursing in Canby, MN, and she and Lynn purchased the Gate City General Store where she enjoyed working, meeting friends and making new ones at “Jen’s Store”.

She is survived by her husband Lynn, children Laura (Kent) Wipf, Minnetonka, MN, Jay Pederson, Clear Lake, SD, and Jennifer Pederson, Gary, SD; grandchildren Lindsay (Luis) Guerrero, Seville, Spain; Kyle Wipf, Enid, OK; Kevin Wipf, Mankato, MN; and Lisa Wipf, Minnetonka, MN; great-granddaughter Eden; sister Lenore, brother Todd (Mary), and many nieces and nephews. Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents and brother Keith.