Joanne M. Pederson, 81, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, and longtime Stillwater resident, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2013. Joanne was preceded in death by husband, Donald, and parents, Clayton and Mabel. She is survived by sister, Donna (Ernie) Dielentheis; brother, Roger (Karen) Moulton, daughter, Lynn (David Sontag); sons, Brad (Hope), Jeff (Ann Kohls), and Rich (Kim Vappie); grandchildren, Shaun, Heidi, Nathan, Lindsey, Corey, Owen, Thea, Spencer and Gavin; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Daniel and Kieran; nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Joanne touched many lives as a beloved elementary school and piano teacher in the Stillwater Area for more than 40 years. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. to noon memorial service with lunch following on Wednesday, July 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 N. Fourth St. in Stillwater. Private burial. Donations to American Cancer Society or donor’s choice.