20 Feb Connie L. Pederson
Connie L. Pederson, 75, of Bismarck, ND & Mesa, AZ passed away Feb 17, 2023, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale, AZ after a short 2 month struggle with cancer.
Connie Lou Lucht was born February 14, 1948 to Noel and Irene Lucht in Fargo, ND. She grew up and was educated in Nome, ND. Connie and her twin sister Carol were among the last class to graduate from Nome in 1966. After high school she attended Valley City State College and graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Speech. While attending college Connie worked part time at American National Bank in Valley City. On August 15, 1970, Connie married the love of her life Ron Pederson at Nebo Lutheran Church, in Valley City. After Ron accepted employment with Northwestern Bell in Fargo, Connie transferred to Norwest Bank in Fargo and eventually became a loan officer for 16 years. After Ron was transferred to Dickinson, Connie began a new career with Stark County Social Services. After 10 years and another transfer for Ron to Bismarck, Connie accepted a job with the ND State Department of Social Services Office of Economic Assistance where she eventually became a Regional Services Supervisor for the State. Connie continued her service to the state of North Dakota for 31 years and retired in 2013. After retirement Connie and Ron became snowbirds and spent 6 months each year in Sunland Village East retirement village in Mesa, Arizona. As Connie would readily say, “these were the best years” of her life socializing with the many friends they gained while enjoying their retired life. The high point of Connie’s life would undoubtedly be her two children Jodi and Todd. With them came five amazing grandchildren and two incredible great grandsons that she continuously spoiled. Connie will always be known and famous for her exceptional cooking and baking skills which spoiled many family and friends. Connie had many special activities that she enjoyed but one of her favorites was her yard with numerous flowers and trees. Connie & Ron spent endless hours working on their acreage north of Bismarck of which they were very proud.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Ron Pederson, Bismarck/Mesa, daughter Jodi Pederson (Jeff Mehl), Menoken, ND, son Todd Pederson, Bismarck; five grandchildren, Mikayla Arndorfer (Kyle Edinger), Bismarck, Garret Arndorfer, SDSU Brookings, MacKenzie Pederson, Greenville University, Augusta, Montana, Haiden Pederson, University of Arizona, Tucson, and Jakob Pederson, Legacy High School, Bismarck; and two great grandsons, Kohen and Kaden, Bismarck; Sister Carol (Doc) Thompson, Valley City, brother Noel Lucht, Peoria, AZ.
Cremation has already taken place. A celebration of life will be held at Sunland Village East, Mesa, AZ followed by a spring celebration to be held in Bismarck. Inurnment will take place at
the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Any memorials can be made to either The American Cancer Society or the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Sending you prayers and our deepest sympathies for your loss. DeLane Woehl
Ron so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Connie…. thinking of you and your family. Tim & Lori
Connie was a dear friend. She will be missed. Condolences, Ron and family.
Ron Such a great time you had with Connie as she was such a great person, Condolences to you and ur family will be seeing you soon when you return to ND take care and so sorry for your loss! ❤️
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathies
Ron, Jodi, Todd and families – so very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
I didn’t work directly with Connie, but would see her when she came to Morton County Social Services. She was ALWAYS very friendly and kind to all of us, showing an interest in whatever we had going on. I’m so sorry to hear she is gone.
I am so sorry to hear about Connie. Ron you and Connie were one of my favorite customers at I KEATING. Always enjoyed visiting with you two. Prayed for comfort for you and your family. Until we all meet again 🙏🏻
I often thought of Connie as one of God’s special valentines to us. Her kindness, caring, sweet generous nature enriched everyone she touched. She touched many lives for the good. Connie will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to Ron and the family
Ron and family – I was “deeply saddened” to hear of Connie’s passing and I extend my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, who all share in the grief of her passing. Connie was a dear and valued friend and we worked together for the ND Dept of Human Services for many years as Regional Reps of Economic and Medical Assistance for the State. Without question, everyone who knew Connie – loved her and her giggle – and will forever hold her close to our hearts. Blessed be her memory.
Ron, thoughts and prayers being sent to you and your family!
Sonya & Ardean Wanner
I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family.
I am so sad to hear that Connie has passed. She was a ray of sunshine whenever she came to Morton Co Social Services. As our regional rep, we presented her with our biggest problems and she always went to great lengths to find answers. It makes me so sad that I will not see her smiling face or hear her reassuring voice again.. I send my condolences and prayers to her family and friends.
So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Worked with Connie for many years . She was a wonderful person. Great times throughout the years. Connie was such a gifted person. How fortunate we all were to have known her. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Connie was One In A Million….she was the Ultimate BEST!!! We at Kidder County Social Services LOVED her so…..So very sorry to hear of her passing. Sending Love, Hugs, and Prayers for comfort and peace.
I’m so sorry to read about Connie’s passing. I too grew up in Nome and always admired Connie/Carol, although we were a few years apart. Condolences to her family.