LAGRANGE, Ken. — Tommy Dean Pedersen, 71, of LaGrange, Kentucky, husband of Jan Pedersen, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born in Swaledale, Iowa Dec. 27, 1947, the son of Ervin and Darlene Blankenship Pedersen. Tommy was a U.S. Air Force Veteran having served in the Vietnam War. Tommy was a member of Covenant Methodist Church in LaGrange and the V.F.W., American Legion and the NRA. He had been a product manager for JB Swift and Emge.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Besides his wife of 17 years, he leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Jennifer Corn (Mike), Julie Surdy (John) and Suzi Lang (Jim); sons, Mike Pedersen (Amy), Mark Pedersen (Shasha) and Chris Skelton (Pam); sisters, Marlene Lucas (Luke) and Shirley Ward (Tim). Grandchildren, Katelynn, Allison, Zane, Reagan, Makenna, Codie, Chloe, Bryce, Zack, Madeline, Jaci, Kara, Luci, Dean, Mira, Anthony, Aaron, Isaiah, and Elsa also survive along with his beloved dog Angel.

A service celebrating Tommy’s life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home East, 11601 Ballardsville Road, Louisville, Ky. 40241. A gathering of family and friends will be held from noon Saturday, June 29, until service time.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Louisville Oncology and Hosparus for their kindness and excellent care of Tommy.

The family has kindly suggested memorials to The Norton Cancer Institute at or Disabled American Veterans at

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