SHELDON—Steven C. Pedersen, age 61, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at his home in Sioux Falls, SD.

His memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, with the Rev. Aaron L. Deutsch officiating.

Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Sioux Falls, SD.

Arrangements are under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Steven Craig Pedersen, the son of Glenn A. and Marilyn J. (Jacobsen) Pedersen, was born June 30, 1958, in Sheldon, Iowa. Steve grew up in Sheldon where he went to school and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1976. After high school he attended Iowa State University then worked for his dad at Pedersen Standard Oil for several years, went back to ISU for a couple of years, then worked at Siouxland Ophthalmic Laboratories in Sheldon and then finishing his B.A. with a degree in architecture from Iowa State University in 1987. Steve worked for several architectural firms in Sioux Falls, SD and in North Dakota before opening his own business By Design LLC in Sioux Falls.

Steve passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at his home in Sioux Falls, SD, reaching the age of 61 years, 1 month and 11 days.

Steve was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the South Dakota AIA and LEED Accredited Professional, he had received the SDSAIA Honor award — Harrisburg High School 2004 and the SDSAIA Merit Award — SETI Health Sciences Building 1995. He enjoyed hunting, the Seattle Seahawks, woodworking and making beautiful furniture and wooden boxes. He also enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Big Stone Lake and he loved his dogs.

Steve is survived by his sister, Susan, and her husband, Kelly Higgins of Arvada, Colorado; a brother Bradley Pedersen of Sheldon, Iowa, and a sister-in-law, Kari Pedersen of Sheldon, Iowa; two nieces, Ashley and her husband, Cameron Kramer, and Krista Higgins; a nephew, Robbie and his wife, Rachel Higgins; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Timothy Pedersen.