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Eric Erling Pedersen

October 28, 1961 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Eric Pedersen Obituary

Eric Erling Pedersen, 61, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born October 28, 1961, in Fort Wayne, ndiana to Kjell and Nancy (Juhasz) Pedersen.  Eric graduated from Homestead High School in 1980 and received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Eric started working for FCI Construction in Auburn, Indiana as Project Manager and worked his way up to being the CEO for the company.  He genuinely enjoyed going to work every day and working with his fellow employees.

Eric was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Angola, Indiana.

When he was not working on DYI projects around the house, he would like to tinker around on things that needed fixed.  He enjoyed watching Nascar and Formula One races with his sons.  He loved motorcycles, more specifically Harleys and loved going on his annual trip with his wife to Sturgis, South Dakota.  He also enjoyed traveling.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl “Cheri” Pedersen of Angola, Indiana; children, Matthew Pedersen of Butler, Indiana, Tyler (Sadie) Pedersen of Edon, Ohio, Kris (Rose) Rarey of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Whitney (Tilvis) Short of Angola, Indiana; his mother, Nancy Pedersen of Fort Wayne, Indiana; brothers, Ken (Kim) Pedersen of Fort Wayne, Indiana and David (Cathy) Pedersen of Leonardo, New Jersey.  Also surviving are his 8 beloved  grandchildren, Addison, Eleanor, Sloane, Sebastian, Katherine, Sullivan, Tommy and Cora.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kjell Pedersen.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 22, 2023, 2-6 pm at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

Funeral mass will be 11:00 AM on Monday, January 23, 2023, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Angola, Indiana with Father Osman Ramos officiating.

Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Waterloo, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made in Eric’s memory to the IU Multiple Myeloma Research, PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, Indiana  46207.  Please put In Memory of Eric E. Pedersen in the memo line.

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January 22, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Weicht Funeral Home
207 N West St.
Angola, IN 46703

Funeral Mass
January 23, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (Angola, Indiana)


IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center for Multiple Myeloma Research
PO Box 7072, Indianapolis IN 46207


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