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Carol Anne Pedersen

February 1, 1951 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 69)


Carol Anne Pedersen passed away peacefully at home December 31, 2020. She was born February 1, 1951 to Don and Jo Pedersen and grew up with four siblings in Elmwood, WI. After high school, Carol attended UWEC and graduated with a Math major and Computer Science minor. Her first job out of college took her to Knox Lumber in St. Paul, Minnesota where she resided for four years before she had had enough of the Minnesota winters and moved to San Antonio, Texas. After working eight years as a computer programmer for Harte-Hanks Communications, Carol decided to “down-size” to a smaller community and took a position with a Harte-Hanks affiliate in Anderson, South Carolina. Three years later, she realized her heart was still in San Antonio but she wanted to escape the corporate world. In 1989, she moved back there and started her own business, “Cross-Stitch Plus”. In 2016, Carol retired and returned to Minnesota to live out her life close to her family.


Carol was fun-loving, outgoing and adventurous. She was proud of her roots in Elmwood and loved being part of the friendly community. She loved people and spending time with friends and family. It was quite clear that she got her mother’s knack for crafts. Besides the cross-stitch and framing from which she made her livelihood, she made beautiful hand-made greeting cards, she tried her hand at sewing, quilting, painting, hardanger, interior decorating and many other artistries that many people had never heard of. There was hardly a Pinterest post that she wasn’t willing to try!


Carol is survived by her siblings, Ted (Lynn) Pedersen, Donna (Mark) Sobraske, Bob (Barb) Pedersen and Peg (Mark) Tembreull; three nephews and a niece: Eric (Bridgette), Joe (Amy), Mitch and Tiffany (Kasia); two great nephews and great nieces: Owen, Ella, Jack and Olivia; and many, many friends.


Rest in peace, Carol. Your sweet, happy, positive, optimistic self will live forever in our hearts.


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