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Scott Alan Pedersen was born on July 22, 1968 in Minneapolis, MN, and passed away at his home in St. Michael, MN on July 10, 2024. After his graduation from the University of Minnesota with a degree in civil engineering, he worked for the State of Minnesota’s Department of Transportation until his death. His interest in politics led him to serve on the St. Michael City Council.

Scott loved history and was especially interested in World War II. He was a fan of Minnesota sports teams and was also very interested in Olympic track and field events.

He is survived by his parents, Thor and Linda Pedersen; and his brother, David. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Memorial service details are pending.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Larry Goss

    I will greatly miss my friend and former colleague. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace Scott

  2. Mike Kruse

    Scott was a friend, boss, and mentor. His expertise in engineering and his sense of humor made him a great person to work with on projects and he always kept things fun around the office. I learned so much from him and always appreciated his ability to “tell it like it is”. He was one of the most knowledgeable people I ever had the pleasure of working with and impact of him not being around is difficult to fathom. The people of the State of Minnesota were fortunate to have such a dedicated public servant. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Christy Miranda

    I first met Scott while working together, and I will always remember our elevator rides. Despite his position as my boss, he had a remarkable ability to put others at ease, engaging in friendly conversation that brightened my day. His approachable nature made him easy to talk to, and his sense of humor brought joy to our workplace.

    Scott’s leadership and camaraderie will be deeply missed by all of us at the DOT. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness and professionalism that will resonate for years to come.

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Scott. You will be missed.


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