Marie Rochelle Pederson, age 84, of Elgin, passed away at home on October 6, 2020. Marie was born July 18, 1936 in Chicago, IL to her loving parents, Anthony Narcarti and Mildred Korbel.

Marie attended Lindblom High School in Chicago, Class of 1955. She worked as a secretary for United Airlines for 25 years, retiring in 1991.

She married Grieg Pederson, who was the brother of her best childhood friend, Madelyn Pederson. They shared 63 wonderful years of marriage.

Marie enjoyed sewing, making crafts, and reading in her spare time. She and her family went on many fun vacations together, and she and her husband also loved going on ocean cruises.

Marie was very social, and loved ones will remember her best for her love of adventure, strong character, and fighting spirit.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John Narcarti.

Marie is survived by her loving husband, R. Grieg Pederson; her children, Pamala (Gabriel) Jaramillo, and Kenneth (Dawn) Pederson; and her grandchildren, Valerie Jaramillo, Jocelyn Anderson, Alec Pederson, and Jenna Pederson.

Visitation will be 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., Monday, October 12, 2020 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. Face masks are required to enter the facility.

Funeral service will be 11:00a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Interment to follow at River Valley Memorial Gardens, 14N689 Route 31, West Dundee, IL 60118.

In lieu of memorial contributions, please consider making a donation in Marie’s name to The Myositis Association.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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