Vernie was born on March 20, 1921 to Albert and Myrtle Blomstrom in Winner, South Dakota. Vernie attended Winner country school and Winner High School; graduating in 1939.
Vernie married Albert Pederson on October 21, 1941. To this union five children were born: Brenda, Doug, Linda, Kevin and Clay. Vernie is survived by her daughter Linda Roberts (Tom) of Sioux Falls, SD. and son Kevin Pederson (Lori) of Scottsdale, Az.
Vernie is also survived by 12 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.
Vernie was preceded in death by he parents Albert and Myrtle Blomstrom, her husband Albert, daughter Brenda Mahoney, and her sons Doug Pederson and Clay Pederson.
Vernie dearly loved children, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Vernie had a strong faith and belonged to the Catholic Daughters.
For several years she enjoyed helping prepare meals on Fridays as a member of the American Legion.
The family will be directing memorials to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD