Sheryl A. Pederson, 59, of La Crosse

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Sheryl “Petie” Pederson, 59 of La Crosse, passed away Sunday Sept. 10th, 2017 at the Onalaska Care Center. She was born Dec. 19th, 1957 in La Crosse to Wayne and Phyllis (Koll) Kuester. She graduated from Westby High School in 1976, where she met the love of her life, Terry. Sheryl married Terry Pederson on Sept. 4th, 1976. Over the years she worked at the Rubber Mills, and Le Cue Club (Fayze’s),and also Fisherman’s Diner for over 20 years with the last 6 years being spent at Tom Sawyer’s as a waitress and cook. She loved her customers and always had a smile for them all. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her grandkids. If there was a Packer or Brewer game on, you could always find her watching or listening to it. If you needed the score all you had to do was ask.

Sheryl is survived by her husband Terry of 41 years; her four children, Craig (Heidi) Pederson, Brooke (Lamont) Hardison, Jessica Pederson and Kyle Pederson; 8 grandchildren Olivia Pederson, L.J., Biancaand Lavonte Hardison, Mary Howell, Mario Snead, Alliyah Pederson, and Jayquan Robinson; two greatgrandchildren, Kailana Russ and Myah Howell; her mother Phyllis Galstad, 5 siblings Kathy (Sid) Baker, Tammy (Chuck) Highman, Jodi (Duane) Powers, Rhonda (Mike) Dalton and Ken (Amy) Kuester; In‐laws Bob (Sonja) Pederson, brother‐in‐law Jeff Pederson, sister‐in‐law Kris (Mark) Metzge, step brother Jeff Galstad and many cousins, nieces and nephews.


 She was preceded in death by her father Wayne Kuester and Stepfather Jim Galstad and her aunts Annette Ihle and Janice Raasch.

 Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Rev. Mitzi Miyamoto will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 4‐7pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church from 10am until time of service. A luncheon will follow funeral service at Coon Valley Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be donated in Sheryl’s memory. Online guest book may be signed at

 A special thank you to the staff at Mayo Hospital‐La Crosse and the Onalaska Care Center for their support and loving care.

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written by Elinor Thorud, September 13, 2017
Petie had waited on my husband and I, the years she worked at Fisherman's Diner, then when it became Tom Sawyers she was always there and knew what I wanted. A group of us girls have played cards at Tom Sawyers and she waited on us, cooked for us, and was in talking with all of us, and laughing at our conversations.Petie, rest in peace. Condolances to her family.

Elinor Thorud
written by Cheri Olson, September 13, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Sheryl's passing. I only knew her a short time but she faced her diagnosis so bravely and with such gentleness and sweet smile and sense of humor. I am very sorry for you all to lose her so young.
written by Jean Raymer, September 13, 2017
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Sheryl. She was a kind, hard-working woman. She was always so pleasant, helpful and engaging at Sawyer's! A real "one-of-a-kind" woman who touched all who had the pleasure of knowing her! Rest in peace, Sheryl!
Jean & Bud Raymer
Steve & Carol Weber
written by Carol A Weber, September 13, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of Sheryl's passing. It is so sad to lose someone so young. She was such a hard worker and a great mother, grandmother, Wife, & daughter. She will missed by so many. Rest in peace, Sheryl. God have mercy on your friends & family!
written by Diane M Hanson, September 13, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, and aunt. May your remberences of her give you peace.

Diane Hanson (Tammy's assistant at Festival)
Jon & Annette Wendorf
written by Jon & Annette Wendorf, September 14, 2017
Our hearts go out to the family of Sheryl. She was a kind, loving, hard-working woman. She was such a joy to talk with. She touched our hearts deeply! No words can express the how she changed this world & the deep loss that will be felt. We love you Sheryl!
Many Blessings
written by Carol Watson, September 15, 2017
I am so sorry for not seeing Petie for so long & not knowing I could have visited her in Onalaska. We were co-workers & never forgot how we bonded when she first came to Fisherman's Diner.She was a treasure, with an unending sense of humor.Many prayers & peace to your family Petie..Great Loss.Rest easy Girl.
You are loved by many.
written by Pam & Tedd Welch, September 16, 2017
Sheryl was one of the main reason's we loved going to Fishermans Diner and then Tom Sawyer's! She always was so kind and welcoming. We will miss her immensely and so very sorry for your families loss. Sending our comfy hugs and love to all of you!
Warmest regards, Pam & Tedd Welch

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