Brian R. Pederson, age 39, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home Sunday, November 21, 2021.

He was born May 13, 1982, to Rick and Kathi Pederson. Brian graduated from Eau Claire Memorial high school and enjoyed time cooking and working in transportation logistics. In his free time he enjoyed being outside and especially loved to go fishing.

Brian struggled with drugs and addiction which made life challenging for him, his family and friends. Despite his personal struggles he always had a big heart and deep compassion for the people closest to him. If he could help people, he would always choose to do just that. He was still a kid at heart and was most happy being around children, animals and nature.

Brian is survived by his parents, his brother Erik (Katie) Pederson and their children Mac & Bridget, and his half-sister Colleen (Jesse) Sutton.

Memorial service will take place at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Hulke Family Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Ahlquist officiating. Memorial visitation will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the time of service with social time following the memorial service.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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