James R. Pedersen

July 23, 1949 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 72)


James R. PedersenWest Edmeston-James R. Pedersen, 72, a life resident of Leonardsville-Brookfield area, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the Waterville Residential Care Center.He was born at the former New Berlin Hospital on July 23, 1949, the son of the late Andrew and Evelyn Wratten Pederson. Jim was raised in Brookfield and attended Brookfield High School. His life evolved around the family farm. Following his retirement from farming, Jim resided at the Pine Lane Mobile Home Park. He filled his life with many friends at the park. Although Jim was a bachelor, he loved being around his family members, and was always there for everyone. Jim is survived by his brothers: Richard (Vicki) Pedersen of Brookfield, Thomas (Aurelia) Pedersen of Brookfield and Douglas (Marie) Pedersen of West Winfield; his sister-in-law Nancy Pedersen of Utica. Several nieces and nephews, as well as close friends survive Jim.He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Evelyn, and his brother Raymond.In keeping with Jim's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Private family interment services will be held in the spring of 2022 in Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Paul Funeral Home of Brookfield. To offer a message of condolence go to

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