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Isaac O. Pedley

February 16, 2002 - April 10, 2017

Isaac Oscar Pedley, age 15, was born in Hinsdale, IL on February 16, 2002 and died unexpectedly on Monday, April 10, 2017, in Naperville, IL.  Between those dates he lived a full and happy life in Downers Grove, IL, and Milford, MI.

Isaac was the second Pedley son born to Ken and Jennifer (nee Joyce) Pedley of Naperville, IL. Isaac’s eldest brother, Grey Cathey, 26 lives in Holland, MI, and is family through the most sacred covenant of open adoption. His older brother, Asher, was his biggest fan and his most loving tormentor.  His grandparents, Edward and Charlotte Pedley of Holly, Michigan and Watson and Sandra Joyce of Middleville, Michigan loved him fiercely from the moment he was born. His many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends (who were really family as well) will never forget the holidays, birthdays and ordinary days they spent together. 

Isaac grew up in mostly in Milford, MI. He was an excellent student, considered his “good hoodies” to be dress clothes and always valued a good hair day. He loved his church and his Jesus, at 2|42 Community Church in Brighton, MI and later at Community Christian Church in Naperville IL. He was athletic, a member of soccer, wrestling, and gymnastics teams. He had a dramatic flair, both on stage an off, and he had many roles in the Hartland Encore Youth Theater, although he really enjoyed the improv games more than anything. He loved comic books, drawing and art, video games, and watching ridiculous You-Tube videos. We made him play the drums, both because he was very talented and because we knew that drummers always get the girl (and that someday he would appreciate that). There was no where he would rather be than on the beach at our summer cottage on the shores of Lake Superior. 

Funeral Information

Please come say goodbye to our wonderful son Isaac on Friday, April 14, 2017, 2:00-6:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.  

A Celebration of Isaac’s Awesome Life will be held Saturday, April 15, 1:00 PM at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Ln., Naperville, IL 60540,(630) 388-5000 with Rev. Eric Bramlett officiating.  Doors will open at 12:00pm for visitation. 

We plan to privately inter Isaac in AuTrain, Michigan near the shores of Lake Superior.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

Donations Information

In memory of Isaac, donations can be made to Community Christian Church Student Ministry "Stuco" Scholarship Fund. Checks to Community Christian Church with the memo "Pedley Memorial" will go to provide need-based scholarships to student for the Winter Retreat "Blast" and Summer Camps. Online donations can be made at by selecting the Yellow Box campus writing "Pedley Memorial" in the memo.

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Community Christian Church Student Ministry “Stuco” Scholarship Fund

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