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Clarice Ritter Pederson

Clarice Ritter Pederson

August 7, 1917 - November 22, 2017

Clarice Ritter Pederson, 100, of Springfield, Virginia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Born on August 7, 1917 in Mitchell, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Chloe Cheney Ritter (Jacobsen).

Clarice is survived by her son, Richard and his wife Carole; three grandsons, Michael, Kevin, and Brian; and five great grandchildren, Kristina, Kyle, Lauren, Conner, and Clary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Pederson; her son, James; her granddaughter, Kristina Pederson; and her brother, Clyde Ritter.

A graveside service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia at 2:00 PM on December 8, 2017.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Tributes to Clarice may be viewed and posted at

Funerals Friday, Dec. 1

CRUM, William "Bill," 63, 1:30 at the United Methodist Church, Nora Springs.

DOWNING, Evelyn Lucille, 83, Clear Lake, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greene.

DRAPER, Virgil L., 93, Belmond, 11 a.m. at Belmond United Methodist Church.

DUNKEL, Patricia “Pat,” 63, Cedar Rapids, formerly Mason City, 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.

KRAUSE, Gary N, 64, Mason City, 10:30 a.m. at Major Erickson Funeral Home, Mason City.

RETTERATH, Gary James, 47, Stacyville, 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville.

Funerals Saturday, Dec. 2

BRIGHTON, Patty Ann, 68, Forest City, Celebration of Life gathering 1-3 p.m. at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, Forest City.

LARSON, Gary K., 79, 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Algona.

MOGK, Robert “Bob,” celebration of life, 3-6 p.m. at the Northwood VFW Post 6779.

SHANNON, Ardella Mae, 85, Mason City, 10 a.m. at Epiphany Parish Holy Family Catholic Church, Mason City.

SYMENS, Ron, 78, Sheffield, 10:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Meservey.