Sonny J. Pepper, 13 months of Eau Claire died on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Sonny was born on July 30, 2015 to Jacob and Amy Pepper in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Sonny was our perfect little baby boy, who smiled and showed his love for life and family doing the simple, silly things that boys do; sticking his fingers where they didn’t belong, making a mess of his favorite spaghetti dinners, and trying to get as much water out of the bathtub as possible. He enjoyed making towers with his blocks, which were the best gift he ever received from his loving Aunt Becky and Uncle Josh, only to destroy them and start over. Although his time with us was short, the world was a brighter place each and every day he was in it. We want him to be remembered for the happy, energetic, and delightful child that lifted the spirits of those around him; which was in his spider man pajamas most of the time. He will be missed by his twin sister, Summer, in trading nooks, throwing balls at each other, and sharing the experience of growing together and having a friend to figure out life’s adventures. Our boy was perfect, and this is the way we shall remember him forever.

Sonny is survived by his parents, Jacob and Amy Pepper of Eau Claire; twin sister, Summer Rae of Eau Claire; and loving friends and family members.

Sonny was preceded in death by his cousin, Izzo David.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception with Father Donald Meuret officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Friends and family may leave online condolences at



  1. My deepest sympathies to your family at this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your dear child.

  2. My heart hurts over the loss of your baby boy. My deepest sympathies to your family during this tragic time. Much love and lots of hugs to everyone.

  3. We struggle to find the words of comfort at this time of your deepest sorrow. Sonny’s demeanor shed such a bright light in the Pepper family. We pray that your memories of his vibrant personality will help brighten and lighten your sorrow now and forever.

  4. Our hearts ache over this news, and for all who knew and loved this littel angel. Wishing there was something we could say or do that could provide the smallest amount of comfort. We are sincerely praying deeply for you Amy and Jake, and family…and have asked those that we know who believe in the power of prayer to come along side us and do the same.

  5. Jake and Amy,
    I am at a loss for words. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Kayla & Mark
    Alyssa & Jenna Cottrell

  6. Jake and Amy,
    Words cannot express my deepest sympathies and sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time. I love you both.

  7. Any and Jake, I can’t imagine the pain and suffering you both are dealing with right now. I am so very sorry for your loss. My family will have you in our prayers.

  8. Jake and Amy, I just heard and I’m so very sorry for your loss. Much love and hugs for you all. Prayers for healing ❤️

  9. Amy, Jake, and family,
    I am so saddened to hear about your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and many hugs to you.

  10. Our deepest sympathies to Amy and Jake and their entire family and friends. Words cannkt express how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Thoughts, prayers and love to you all during this difficult time.

  11. So sorry for your unbelievable loss, Amy and Jake. Much love and many thoughts and prayers going out to you and your whole family at this very difficult time. May God hold Sonny and all of you in the palm of His hand.

  12. There really are no words that can help. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

  13. God bless you all at this difficult time. We can only hope you’ll be able to smile soon at all the joy he gave you in time here. Our hearts are with you and your family.

  14. My heart breaks at the news of Sonny’s passing. This is so sad. He was such a lovely young boy!! God bless you at this difficult time. Everyone loves you and is here to support you.

  15. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am praying for any relief to the pain you must be feeling. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  16. Words cannot express how sad we are for all of you. We pray God will help you through the difficult days ahead as your heart aches for your precious little angel.

  17. I can’t imagine the pain you must feel, and I have no words to comfort you in this time of loss. I pray that you will always trust in our creator during this trying time

  18. Amy and Family, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I know how much you loved Sonny! My deepest sympathies to all of you at this very difficult time.

  19. It was with such shock and sadness that Jerry and I received the news of the loss of you beautiful son Sonny. You have to cling onto the memories and know that Sonny was cherished and nurtured for all his short life by the loving family you are. I hope these black clouds will roll away for you soon and you can remember Sonny’s short life as the special gift it truly was. One step at a time.
    Lots of hugs

    – Jolene and Jerry Voltz

  20. Jake, Amy & Summer,
    On behalf of the entire Positive Alternatives staff and board, we express our sincere sympathy for your loss of your precious boy. Each of us feel a special connection to that boy as we excitedly awaited the arrival of him and his sister last summer. We have been thinking of your family often and will continue to do so.

  21. Amy & Jake,
    We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. Our hearts break for you both and your whole entire wonderful loving family. There are no words that can adequately express the sorrow we feel for all of you. Please know you are in our heartfelt thoughts and prayers. If there is ever anything we can do for you and your family please reach out and let us know.

  22. My love and sympathy to you, Jacob and Amy, and to all who loved Sonny. My heart is breaking from this loss of your precious little boy. May the thoughts and support of so many friends make you strong in the days to come. XOXO from home in Medford, WI

  23. I know you were Katie’s friend I’m so sorry for your loss remember God is watching over him And I will pray for you and your family

  24. We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved son. I had recently seen his death notice in the Eau Claire paper but didn’t put two-and-two together until I saw the notice on Facebook. May you find peace in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy to all of your family on this tragic loss.

    Shirley (Weinberger) and Bob Faber

  25. Amy, Jacob, Martha, David, and family,
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    David and Julie Greenwood

  26. Prayers of grace, strength, and healing for your whole family and that you may be able to honor Sonny’s life with the same joy he brought to yours.

  27. Our sympathy to the family of Sonny. This little boy, whom we never met, has touched our hearts with his beautiful smile and the love he brought into this world. Our hearts now break with yours. May God send you peace, as He holds Sonny in His loving arms.

  28. Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong. I cannot conceive of what you all are going through. God knows your pain, His Son died too. And like His Son, your little boy has seen the face of his Creator. I am sorry. In the love of Christ.

  29. Jake, Amy & Summer: We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and we are here for you if you need anything. Your neighbors – Jake, Megan, Hazel & Mae Fenner.

  30. Amy, Jake and the entire Pepper family,

    There are no words to ease the sorrow and pain your family is experiencing. May you find comfort knowing that many family and friends are praying for you and share your sorrow. If only there was something that we could do to help ease that pain. I pray that you would lean on our Lord and Savior as only He can give you the strength needed to make it through this MOST difficult time. My heart is breaking for you all, I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. I pray that you would be comforted by God and find peace knowing that Sonny is in heaven. You will see him again.

    With love from your fellow Medford camping buddies!

    The Henlines

  31. What a heartful obituary, and heart rending loss. Deepest condolences to your entire family from a friend of Grandpa Dave.

  32. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that warm thoughts and prayers are being sent to your entire family. Heaven has another Angel. Sweet Sonny, rest in peace.

  33. To each of you in the Pepper family, I am very sad to hear of the passing of your beautiful son and grandson. My prayers are with you in this difficult time. May God be with each of you!

  34. I apologize for the typo on my name above. Again, I wish you all the compassion, comfort and sympathy you need in this trying time.

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