Welcome to the memorial page for

Gene D. Pederson

November 1, 1955 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 62)

     Gene D.  Pederson age 62 of Lake Isabella, MI, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.

    A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, with Mr. Marc Hufnagel officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from the time the memorial service is concluded until 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

   Gene was born in St. Johns, Michigan on November 1, 1955, the son of C. Lee and Sue Ann (Eaton) Pederson. He graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1974. He went on to attend Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

  Gene enjoyed fishing, hunting, and time spent outdoors. He lived at Lake Isabella for 30 years and loved his time spent there. He was very social and was dedicated to his family and extended family. He was an avid University of Michigan, Redwings, and Detroit Lions Fan. Gene worked many years at Godwin's Furniture and Chippewa Beverage, both in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Gene was a member of Pheasants Forever, Isabella Chapter.

     He is survived by his daughter Sarah Messer and brother Roy and Diane Pederson. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to Sparrow Hospital Lansing, MI or Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Sparrow Hospital Lansing
1215 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912
Tel: 1-517-364-1000

Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor
St. Johns MI 48879

 Service Information

A Memorial Service
January 20, 2018

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Burial will be held at a later date

Mt. Rest Cemetery
706 East Steel Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

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