LA CROSSE — Sheryl “Petie” Pederson, 59, of La Crosse passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the Onalaska Care Center.

She was born Dec. 19, 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 Sept. 4, 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 six 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; eight grandchildren, Olivia Pederson, L.J., Bianca and Lavonte Hardison, Mary Howell, Mario Snead, Alliyah Pederson, and Jayquan Robinson; two great-grandchildren, Kailana Russ and Myah Howell; her mother, Phyllis Galstad; five 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) Metzger; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Kuester; and stepfather, Jim Galstad.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mitzi Miyamoto will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church from 10 a.m. 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.