Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home It's all about saying goodbye. Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Paul B. Pederson Jr.
July 31, 1954 - February 20, 2018

Place of Birth: Williston, North Dakota
Residence: Blacktail, North Dakota
Age: 63

Paul Pederson Jr. 63, of Blacktail, ND, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his residence in Blacktail. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston is assisting the family.

Paul B. Pederson Jr. was born July 31, 1954, in Williston, ND. He was the sixth of eight children born to Paul and Helen (Peterson) Pederson of Grenora, ND. Paul enjoyed playing basketball in his high school years and later softball. He loved being on the farm and working his cows. Paul found a home at the elevators in Grenora and Zahl, working for Horizon Resources for the last 13 years.

Paul loved the outdoors and living at Blacktail. He spent many days riding horses, hunting, fishing and playing golf. Paul loved spending time with his grandkids at the cabin. When Haiden was 3, he got Grandpa hooked on playing Angry Birds. Keslyn loved to drive him around in the golf cart.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Paul B. Pederson Sr. and 2 brothers, Alan and Daniel Pederson.

Paul is survived by his wife of 22 years, Gail; his mother Helen Pederson of Williston; his step-daughter Leslie (Gary) Raivo and his grandchildren Haiden and Keslyn of Billings, MT; his brother Richard (Beverly) Pederson of Zahl; 4 sisters, Shirley Raivo of Williston, Sharon (Herbert) Bendixson of Zahl, Sandra (Dennis) Peterson of Grenora, and Darcia (Steve) Larsen of Culbertson, MT; his sister-in-law Candy Pederson of Carmichael, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Loyal and Shirley Larson (Grenora, ND)
Feb 20, 2018
Dear Gail and Peterson family, our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Paul was a special person to our family. Memories of him will be cherished. Love loyal and Shirley
Myrt Overby
Feb 20, 2018
Greatest neighbors! Be strong Gail!!
Craig and Gloria Giese (Froid, MT)
Feb 20, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are will all. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many
Craig and Gloria Giese (Froid, MT)
Feb 20, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are will all. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many
Rosemary (Lee Lee) Turcotte (Trenton, ND)
Feb 20, 2018
Gail, so sorry to see that Paul passed away my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Tim & Layne Holm (Alamo, ND)
Feb 20, 2018
Tim and I are so sorry to hear about Paul. Cherish your memories. I’m glad we got to see you guys on Saturday at the Moose, so Paul and I were able to harass each other one last time. He will be missed. Lots of love and hugs Gail.
Barb and Toby Helgeson
Feb 20, 2018
Gail, just no words ?? Sending sympathy and prayers your way.
Chick & Cathy Cartier (Williston)
Feb 20, 2018
Gail and family.....so sorry to hear of your loss. Paul will be missed by so many. May God put His loving arms and surround you with His love and peace. We love you.
Liz Bustad (Williston, ND)
Feb 20, 2018
Gail and family, Thoughts and prayers as you adjust to your loss in the difficult days ahead. Take care.
Sheryl Murray (Medford, OR)
Feb 21, 2018
So sorry to hear. It's been awhile since I visited my cousins in North Dakota, but I remember how gracious every one was when my brothers John and Charles and his wife Diane and I visited. I have a picture of John and Paul visiting on the family farm that I will post. Fond memories.
Tammie Mccormick (Culbertson , Mt)
Feb 21, 2018
So sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in thoughts & prayers!!
Marty and Britney Iversen (Zahl, North dakota)
Feb 21, 2018
Gail and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers!! We are so sorry for your loss!! Paul was an incredible man! In just the 3 short years we’ve known you and Paul we have so many fond memories! “George” will sure miss arguing with Paul about his name! Our memories will be cherished!! Paul will be greatly missed by our family and all those who had the pleasure of knowing him!! Our prayers are with you all at this time and always!!
Ronald W Hanson (Zahl, ND)
Feb 21, 2018
Our sympathy to all the family. Pauly was a good guy. Hold your memories dear. Ron and Gerri Hanson
Vicky Herness (Culbertson, Montana)
Feb 21, 2018
Darcia & Pederson Families; May fond memories of your brother bring you comfort. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. God rest his soul.
Kelly Everson (Blacktail)
Feb 21, 2018
Paul’s passing was so sudden , we had just had coffee @ the elevator and he was his joyful self harassing us. Paulie was a great person and always willing to help. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Kelly & Marcy
Horizon Resources (Zahl, ND)
Feb 21, 2018
It is with sadness and a sense of loss we sign Pauls' guestbook. His stories, pranks, and sense of humor will never be forgotten and we take delight in having been able to call him a coworker. We will miss him .
Brenda and Jay Larsen (Williston, ND)
Feb 21, 2018
Dear Gail and family, We are so sorry to learn of Paul's death. We will be praying for you and your family. Love and sympathy, Jay and Brenda Larsen
Rita Sveet (Rugby, ND)
Feb 21, 2018
Gail, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Paul. I know you have many memories of your years together and he will be greatly missed! Praying for God's strength in the days ahead as you move forward! I love you so much and send my biggest hugs!
Les Storhaug (Yorktown, VA)
Feb 21, 2018
I was so saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Paul and I were classmates at Grenora High School. I remember spending sleepovers at his house in Grenora. Paul always had a great sense of humor. Even though he lived in town, his family were farmers, and we shared that common background and love for the farm. I somehow missed seeing him at the Centennial recently as I did many. But the memories we had, I will remember for ever.
Les Storhaug (Yorktown, VA)
Feb 21, 2018
As Paul's classmate, I wanted to share this picture. Here Paul, and his classmates, are having a little fun in class at GHS.
Nicky & Mike Berg (Zahl, ND)
Feb 21, 2018
Dear Gail & family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Paul will be missed by us and by many in our community. Our prayers are with you. May the Lord hold you & your family tenderly in his arms through this trying time.
Carl & Gloria Norby (Grenora , ND)
Feb 21, 2018
Gail & family, We are so sorry to hear about Paul. Please accept our condolences to you all.
Nicky & Mike Berg (Zahl , ND)
Feb 21, 2018
Dear Gail & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. We will miss him as will many in our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord hold you & your family tenderly in his arms through this trying time.
Clint and Pam (West Fargo , ND)
Feb 21, 2018
Dear Gail and all the Pederson family.
We would Like to extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all in the sudden loss of Paul.. He will truly be missed.
Trisha Dixon (Epping, Nd)
Feb 22, 2018
Gail, no words can easy the sadness, pain and emptiness you are feeling right now. Just know that Paul will forever be in your heart and memories to cherish always. Love you.
Julie & Steve Treib (Williston, ND)
Feb 22, 2018
Dear Gail and family: We are saddened to hear about Paul. Hold on to the many memories and keep them alive by sharing with others. Hold strong in your faith, as He will get you through these hard times and give you comfort and hope for the tomorrows. God Bless you all!
Gary and Judy Johnson Denker
Feb 22, 2018
Our condolences to all of the Pederson family. Paul will be missed by all.
Leon Anderson (Mott , ND)
Feb 22, 2018
Gail, so sorry for your loss. Pauly was a really good guy. We will all miss him. Prayers to you and your family.
Mark and Jody Tofte (Williston, ND)
Feb 22, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers.
Mark and Jody Tofte
Kim (Hought) Clymer (Round Rock, Texas)
Feb 22, 2018
On behalf of the Hought family we want to send our love and prayers to all of Paul’s family for we know his loss is great. Our families spent a lot of time together when we were all growing up and Paul was a classmate of my brother Randy’s. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort during this difficult time.
Joyce and Mike Leonard (Ocala , FL)
Feb 22, 2018
Offering prayers and condolences from a former classmate. Paul was a special person. Was glad we're able to see him at school reunion. So sorry for your loss. Joyce Sorenson
Debbie (Kennedy) Hayden (Alexander, ND)
Feb 22, 2018
Dear Gail: I am so so sorry for your loss. May God carry you through these days and months, and wrap His Arms about you.
Lela Anderson (WI)
Feb 23, 2018
I knew Paul when I was a child, I would like to leave a personal tribute to his memory.

You passed through my mind the other day.
The day was cold and your memory warmed me.
I remembered your kind smile, the humor that brought laughter to those around you.
I thought about when we were young – the future was open for us.
We asked: “Who am I? Where will I go from here?
Will I have a life without regret – will I my days be care-free?”
We asked: “How much will I earn - what will the ultimate cost be when it is over?”
Later we found that our heart and our life experiences led us to our own circumstances.
We hope to laugh like there is no tomorrow.
We attempt to smile as though we have no pain.
We wish to give until it helps.
We try to leave this world with a positive remembrance, and possibly, more sense than dollars.
We may decide to reach outward and bring happiness to the Universe or we might choose to grow inward and close out all others.
Here’s to a life well lived.
Thank you for the memories and laughter you so freely shared.

Debora Schieffer (Sidney, Montana)
Feb 23, 2018
Darcia & Family, Sorry to hear the loss of your brother...Pederson Family our thoughts and prayers go out to you all...May Paul Rest in Peace.
Melva Schenstad (Cheyenne, Wyoming)
Feb 23, 2018
Dear Gail and family,
My brother, Milt, called today to let Mavis and I know that Paul had passed away. You have my deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers as you adjust to this loss. May God's love and peace give you comfort. Melva Schenstad
Kathy Nasner Streich (Williston, , North Dakota)
Feb 23, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.
Julie and Steve Treib (Williston, ND)
Feb 24, 2018
Gail, such a beautiful family service tonight! Great to hear the Pastor and all the personal stories! Paul touched many lives and he is at his final resting place! May God continue to comfort you and family! God Bless each!
Laura Christoffersen
Feb 24, 2018
Darcia, Gail & families,
Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts...I am so so sorry. Paul gets the joy of heaven however and as I listened to the family of Billy Graham talk about that this week, I thought of you and thought of how wonderful it is for Paul!
Dennis & Cathy Stromme
Feb 25, 2018
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Paul. May God be with you in this time of sorrow!
ALLEN & CAROL Borlaug (Baxter, MN)
Feb 26, 2018
Cal Raaum
Feb 27, 2018
My sympathy to all of Paul's family. I always enjoyed visiting with Paul.
Nancy Hoffelt (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 27, 2018
Gail and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Find comfort in your many happy memories.
God Bless you as you mourn the loss but celebrate the life of one so dear.
Janet Jorgenson (Williston, ND)
Mar 4, 2018
Gail, I am so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. May God be with you and your family, and help you through this sorrowful time.
Moose Lodge #239
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Your Family
Marie & Judy Sorenson, Mike & Joyce Leonard
Horizon Resources Board of Directors & Staff
Loyal, Shirley & Family
Grenora Fire Dept
Skip & Vicki, Melanie & Monie, Lina & Eddie, Don & Judy, Darnell, Mike & Families
Dorothy & family
Your Friends at FSA & NRCS
Joe & Misty (Falcon) Green
Walmart Supercenter
Paulette, Kevin, Brandon, Jared & Trevor Huaska
Wesley & Jan Theige