Lee C. Pedersen, age 78, of Delano, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 suddenly and unexpectedly at his home. He was born April 8, 1935 in Watertown, MN to Leo and Ethel (Danielson) Pedersen. He is survived by his wife Nancy of 47 years, son Mark (Ashley), granddaughter Merritt, a soon-to-be grandchild, and brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Gene (Marge) Barfknecht and Janet Hamilton. He was a handyman and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and trap shooting. A gathering of family and friends was held on Wednesday from 9-11 AM with a Memorial Service at 11 AM at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. Inurnment was in West Mt. Olive Cemetery, Delano.