DIXON – Edan Cain McPeak, 14, lifelong resident of Dixon and Oregon, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his home, losing his life to an 8 1/2-year battle with a rare childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.
He was born April 17, 1999, in Tampa, Fla., the son of Robert Jethero McPeak III and Julene May Sandusky. He was a freshman at Dixon High School, an advanced reader earning many awards in elementary school, a skilled chess player, and a teacher to his little sister. Teaching her the meaning of life, Edan was used as a vessel by God, showing his mother her one true purpose in life.
Edan enjoyed movies, hiking, reading, cooking, shooting a bow and BB guns, video games, collecting knives and Yu-Gi-Oh cards. He also enjoyed caring for and teaching his sister new things, hugging and telling his mom and sister he loved them every day, and most of all, making people laugh.
He is survived by his mother, Julene Sandusky, and sister, Brianna, both of Dixon.
Edan will be joining his father; uncle, Nathan Martinez; and grandmothers, Diann Landheer and Ruth Martinez, in heaven.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First General Baptist Church of Rochelle, with Angelo Bonacquisti, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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