Michael N. Pedersen was born on June 16, 1952 in Warroad, MN to Paul and Roberta (Butler) Pedersen. Mike was raised in Graceton, MN and attended school in Williams, through the 10th grade. He would later go on to earn his GED. He married Kathy Andrews in 1975 and they had two children Michael and Joshua. Though out his life Mike worked various jobs, he was very much a “jack of all trades”. He farmed with his brother on and off and he also spent some time in California and Washington working construction. Mike was good at cooking and baking, he also enjoyed vegetable gardening, hunting and fishing. Mike loved animals, he enjoyed watching the wildlife, especially the birds in his birdfeeders. Most of all Mike loved his dog Winston. He is survived by his sons, Michael and Joshua; sisters, Marie Pedersen of Prior Lake, MN and Patricia (Ronald) Davidson of Baudette, MN; brother, Paul “David” (LuAnn) Pedersen of Williams, MN; uncles, Robert (Peggy) Butler of Wildomar, CA, and Tony Bruskas of Matherville, IL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mike is preceded in death by his parents.