Obituary for Craig Alan Pederson

Craig Alan Pederson

Craig Alan Pederson

Apr 20th, 1970 - Oct 12th, 2021
Apr 20, 1970
Oct 12, 2021
Oct 16, 2021 10:00 am
Visitation Location:
North Monroe Baptist Church
210 Finks Hideaway Rd. Monroe, LA 71203 [Map]
Oct 16, 2021 11:00 am
North Monroe Baptist Church
210 Finks Hideaway Rd. Monroe, LA 71203 [Map]
Survived by:
He is survived by his wife: Karen of 28 years
daughters: Kristian Pederson Jones (Kyle)
Victoria Pederson
mom: Teri Pederson
sister: Cathy Pederson Swenson
brothers: Doug Pederson (Jeannie)
David Pederson
in-laws: Bill and Jo Newton
Karla Parker (Chris)
nephews: Grayson Parker, (AnnMarie)
Josh Pederson
Drew Pederson

Joel Pederson
Ryan and Eric Swenson
niece Catelyn Swenson
grandchildren: Sawyer and Payton Clarke.
Drew Pederson
Josh Pederson
Joel Pederson
Grayson Parker
Ryan Swenson
Eric Swenson
Honorary Pallbearers: Stuart Melton
Phil Shaw
David Webre
Greg Andrews
Rev. Warren Eckhart

Biography: Monroe, Louisiana - Craig Alan Pederson, 51 years old, was born on April 20, 1970, in Bellingham, Washington and was called to his eternal home after his strong battle with cancer October 12, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his father, Gordy Pederson.
Craig was a 1988 graduate of Ouachita Parish High School and a 1993 ULM graduate, where he played football and was a tight end. He was employed at MRS for 25 years. He was a high school football referee and a ULM scoreboard operator for over 25 years. He enjoyed RC airplanes (flying, building, and restoring). He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, mountain biking and skiing. He loved spending time with his family, coaching and traveling to softball games.
He was a member of North Monroe Baptist Church. He was quiet in his faith, but a mighty soldier for Christ. Craig was an amazing husband, son, father, (known as cheer dad and softball dad for 23 years) and "Pops." He was an amazing brother and the biggest fan of whatever NFL or college team his brothers, nephews or nieces were playing for. He was a "fierce" church basketball and co-ed softball player. He was always willing to lend help or a hand when needed and will be missed by family, co-workers, and many friends.

Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery
623 Highway 80 Monroe, LA 71203.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to ULM Athletic Foundation and Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter.