Jeff E. Pedrick 67 of Richland, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on May 12, 2023 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City after many years of failing health and a recent lengthy hospital stay. He was born on May 19, 1955, in Jefferson City, Missouri to Allan Dean and Cheryl Rae MacKenzie Pedrick.
A graduate of Fairfield High School in 1973, Jeff continued his education at Indian Hills Community College. Jeff married Jeannie Kathryn Hinshaw on June 7, 1980 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairfield, .IA His dedication to hard work and providing for his family was evident throughout his life, until his health didn’t allow him to continue. In his early years, Jeff worked in Richland at the Farmers Coop and as a carpenter. The family then moved to Iowa City, where Jeff continued his work as a carpenter. Jeff and his family then moved to Dayton, Ohio, and later to Davidson, Michigan, where he managed paint cleaning facilities for several large companies. Eventually, Jeff and his wife, Jeannie, returned to Richland to be close to family, and he worked at Plexco and Dexter in Fairfield. Even in retirement, Jeff tried to continue to work in his declining health as a truck driver for local companies in the Richland area. Always eager to lend a helping hand until he had to fully retire early due to poor health.
Jeff’s love for his family was the cornerstone of his life. He is survived by his devoted wife, Jeannie Pedrick of Richland; his sons, Ryan Pedrick (Erin) of Ollie and Jesse Pedrick (Felicity) of Richland; his daughter, Ashley Sines (James) of Harper; his brother, Brian Pedrick of North Liberty; his sister, Paula Sholl (Jess) of Mt. Ayr; and his seven cherished grandchildren, Hailey, Collin, Brayden, Kysen, Avery, Jacob, and Truett, two aunts Doris Pedrick of Franklin, TN and JoAnn Mang of Lake Stevens, WA, nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Allan and Cheryl, stepmother Helen, In laws Kevin and Donna Hinshaw, sister-in-law Julie Pedrick, and a nephew Michael Countryman
Jeff was a member of Prairie View Church and in later years he attended services at Woolson and Trinity Friends Church in Richland. He was a past member of the Friends Cemetery Board in Richland and a former Richland Lions Club member. His passion for the environment led him to join Trees Forever, and he was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone in need. In his later years, Jeff offered advice and wisdom to those who sought his counsel. He was selfless, handy, and thoughtful. Jeff enjoyed helping his neighbors by removing snow in the winter and helping as he was able. He enjoyed camping trips, traveling and spending time with his family and friends and in his early years hunting and fishing.
As we gather to celebrate the life of Jeff Pedrick, let us remember the lessons he taught us through his actions and the love he shared with everyone who crossed his path. His legacy will live on through the lives of his family, friends, and community members who were fortunate enough to know him. May we all strive to emulate the kindness and generosity that defined Jeff’s life, and may his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen.
Funeral services will be held on Friday May 19, 2023 at 10:30 AM at Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield with Pastor Jerry Hoover officiating. Visitation will open at 2:00PM on Thursday May 18, 2023 with the family present from 5:00-7:00PM at Cranston Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery in Richland immediately following the funeral service. Memorials in Jeff’s honor to Trinity Friends Church/Youth Group may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 189, Fairfield, IA 52556. Friends may leave condolences online at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com