RAPID CITY — Former Rep. Gordon Pederson, who served Wall for 30 years, has died. He was 84.
Betty Pederson told The Associated Press that her husband of more than 55 years died Saturday morning at a Sioux Falls hospital. She says he had suffered heart problems.
Pederson was in the House in 1977-1998 and 2001-2008.
The Rapid City Journal reports that Pederson’s 30 years in the South Dakota House ties him with four others as one of the longest-serving members in the Legislature’s history.
Funeral services are set for Thursday at 10 a.m. at the high school in Wall.