A memorial service to honor our tireless supporter and friend, Jon Pederson will be held at Mindekirken on Sunday, October 13, at 3:00pm. An outdoor reception will follow the service, and Norway House will be open for those who wish to sit inside with coffee. Norway House and Mindekirken are located on the same block with a shared parking lot.
The address for Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church is:
924 East 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Among the many hats Jon wore in the Norwegian-American community, he served on the Norway House Board of Directors and was the former Board Chairman. He touched many lives through his steadfast involvement in our community until his sudden passing on August 29. His funeral was held on September 5 in Spicer, MN.
Click here to read the full obituary.
Baked Goods for the Memorial
In thinking of ways we could honor our beloved Jon Pederson, and friends have wondered what could they do, we are asking that anyone who would like to make a baked good, especially Norwegian, for his memorial service, it would be appreciated.
Stine Aasland, the Waffle Queen, who considered Jon her American father, will be making waffles, to honor him. She will be serving waffles and coffee outdoors. Mindekirken and Norway House will serve coffee and baked goods. We feel this should best accommodate the anticipated amount of friends expected.
We will need the baked goods to be delivered to Norway House on Saturday, October 12th between the hours 10-2.
If you need to have the container/tin they are delivered in returned to you, please mark it with masking tape and your name and phone number.
Please contact Nancy Olson by email or phone as to what you are contributing and approximate amount. Such as 4 dozen Krumkake or 1 pan of lemon bars (small\large) – Jon’s favorite!
Volunteers will be needed to help with plating and serving. Let Nancy know if you would be willing to help. We will be working around the Leif Eriksson Festival being held at the church in the morning, including a special lunch, and we will plate the cookies at 9:00 at the church and take them to Norway House after the service. After the service, we'll need help monitoring and cleaning up during and after the reception. As Jon used to say, “Many hands make light work.”