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 Thief River Falls - Olive Pederson, 90, died on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at her home in Thief River Falls.
 Funeral services were held on Monday, May 2, at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. 
 Olive M. Haugen was born January 31, 1915, in Devils Lake, N.D., the daughter of Mathias and Tilda (Timboe) Haugen. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. She grew up and attended Hettinger, N.D., High School in 1933.
 In November 1936, Olive was united in marriage to Sydney Bonaime. Sydney died in March 1941. On September 1, 1956, Olive married Robert Pederson in Roseau. Robert died in May 1977.
 Olive was employed at the ACS and FHA offices in Roseau from 1941-1956 and then with the FHA office in Pennington County.  She also was a homemaker.
 She liked to play cards on Thursday afternoons at the Heritage Center, but loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She loved to go the cabin at Long Point on Lake of the Woods. She spent many hours in the flower garden and salsa garden.
 Survivors include one son, Sydney (Sharon) Bonaime of Thief River Falls; daughter, Susan (Todd) Ortloff of Thief River Falls and step-daughter, Roberta (Marland) Kloety of Thief River Falls; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Deloris Borg of Chandler, Ariz.; brother, Don (Martha) Haugen of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and daughter-in-law, Yvonne Pederson of Thief River Falls.
 She was preceded in death by husbands, Sydney and Robert; her parents; sister, Vi Johnson; and stepson, Roy Pederson.