(KFOR NEWS June 3, 2019) Former Nebraska State Senator of District 42, Don Pederson, died Sunday morning at the age of 90. His wife, June Pederson, said he died at his home of complications from pancreatic cancer which he was diagnosed with May 14th, just 18 days before he died.
Sunday morning, his family released this statement to the media:
“June, David, Steven, Scott and Jeff Pederson are saddened to announce that after 90 amazing years, our husband and father, Donald W. Pederson, died peacefully this morning at his home. We were blessed to have the finest man any anyone could ask for lead our family. His life of genuine caring and service was an inspiration to us all. We thank all the friends who have reached out to him over the past few weeks to express their thoughts.”
Pederson served in the state legislature from 1996 to 2007. He was appointed to the legislature on September 5, 1996 to replace David Bernard-Stevens who had resigned. He was elected in 1996 to represent the 42nd Nebraska legislative district and reelected in 1998 and 2002.
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