OBITUARY

Cody James Kuefner

May 28, 1998September 27, 2020
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Cody James Kuefner, 22, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020. He was the son of Joshua James Kuefner and Mary (Kuefner) Lingelbaugh and step-dad, Tom Lingelbaugh. Cody was a 2016 graduate of Western High School and served briefly in the US Army and National Guard. He loved cars and trucks, working on cars and trucks, and most of all, he loved his truck. Cody loved his music LOUD, disc golf, and “hanging out” with his family and many friends. He was a peacemaker and could light up a room with his smile. Cody loved his job being a bouncer/security at the Country Palace. Preceding him in death are his half-sister, Abigail Burkhardt, and his grandfather, Toby Burkhardt. Cody is survived by his parents; his grandparents, Jim (Joyce Bridwell) Kuefner, Robin Obendorfer & Rick Williams, Joyce (Burkhardt) Martin, an aunt, LeeAnne LeBlanc, step-grandmother Karen (Tom) Dinardo, half-sister, Kira Kuefner, step-grandparents Chuck and Doris Lingelbaugh, and step-brother Troy and step-sister Kayela Lingelbaugh, and many, many other cousins and relatives. Visitation will be at Ellers Mortuary Webster St Chapel on Friday, October 2, from 4-8pm. A private service for the family will be held at a later date. For Cody’s legacy, we are asking you to do an act of kindness.

Services

  • Time of Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Masonic Service

    Friday, October 2, 2020

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Deloris Shack

October 4, 2020

I did not know Cody in person, but I know and adore his beautiful Mother as if she were (is) my daughter. Cody your Mother lived for you. Her Motherly Love for you will always be. My family and friends will continually keep You Cody and your Mother, Dad, Family and love ones in our Prayers. As God our Father in Heaven keeps watch over you , I pray he keeps watch over them. They will miss you. They love you Cody, but God loves you more. I pray they find some comfort in knowing “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. In Jesus Christ name. Amen 🙏🏽 “ Always be patient and kind”

Frances Jones

October 3, 2020

He was mygrand sons best man. They were great friends and will remain so Years and death will not change that. He died a hero

Teresa Wertz

September 30, 2020

Cody was always such a gentleman and so respectful every time he came to our house to hang out with my son, Brant. We took him on vacation with us one year and he was so appreciative and so fun to be around. He was such a sweet soul. Always had a smile on his face and such a giving heart!!
Cody is walking with Jesus now and for sure laughing about his crazy antics. A wild yet kind spirit... a young man dearly loved by so many!!! Until I see you again sweet boy... 💕💕💕

Austin Hord

September 30, 2020

Cody and I had been friends for a long time. We played baseball together on team Sprite at UCT. Great times we had together! Fast forward a few years and we are both graduated from high school and out doing our own things. I'm glad that he got to go experience the thrill of going to an NHRA race, and i'll never forget that smile he had after seeing a nitro car. What he said i'll never forget "THOSE ARE REALLY LOUD I WILL BE COMING BACK!".
R.I.P. Buddy...Till next time.

Nic Hunter

September 30, 2020

We lost one of the pure souls and well mannered young men I’ve ever known, Always had good intentions, always took the high road, never disrespectful. Met him 5-6 yrs ago, shot a lot of pool w/ Cody, my favorite memory is the last time we shot pool, instead of taking the easy shot he was set on some impossible 3 ball combo. When asked why he simply replied “ to see if I can” I guess the short version of story is he was always trying to improve on his self, no matter how good/bad/funny/goofy/ he was, he was still all of our Cody! Love ya brother!!!

Melissa Becker

September 30, 2020

Cody was always fun and kind when we would come to the Palace on our visits to Kokomo to see our sons Kyle and Jordan Brown and their families.
Cody had a smile that lit up a room full of sunshine.

Misty Conklin

September 30, 2020

Such a wonderful, caring, loving, and very giving young man. Smile always lit up a room. Rest easy in the arms of our creator, for your job here is done. So proud to have known you. Prayers for your sweet mama and the rest of your friends and family.♥️

Colleen Hibler

September 29, 2020

All the kind words about Cody do not surprise us at all! Recently, We haven’t had the privilege to know Cody as an adult, but from the sounds of the stories, he hasn’t changed a bit! He was the type of kid that a parent wants their child to be friends with. He loved his mama to the moon back. And... oooo man... he has always had that wonderful smile! It was always fun watching Cody and my son playing ball at UCT growing up. After ball, fun times playing together either at our house or his. Sometimes we had too much fun and ended up with poison ivy all over us! (Remember that Mary?) Watching and sitting with his mama at the ball field. Admiring the love she has for him, as she is his biggest fan! She is so proud of her son. Just a heart of gold ...because of him!
Truly a light in this world!
We will miss you Cody. Our family’s condolences to Mary, Josh, and the rest of the family. The Hiblers

Heather Jones

September 29, 2020

Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss. I was just devastated when I heard the news. I hadn’t seen Cody in years, but I was at Country Palace a few weeks ago and saw him. I recognized him, but wasn’t going to say anything because I didn’t think he’d remember this old lady. But he immediately said “I know you!” We talked for a bit - he was so sweet. I pray for comfort and healing in you and your family’s life. Love, Heather Jones and family

Chrystal Fessenden

September 29, 2020


First thing I noticed when he started working at the Palace was that smile....his smile is unforgettable. It didn’t take long for him and I to connect as he did with many of us. They call me the Bar mom and he immediately became one of my kids. I was very proud for him to call me mom and let everyone know who I was and that you didn’t mess with me. We looked out for each other. He also walked by and said “Mom you good?” And I would ask “Are you?” That was what we did. We had many talks about him having stage fright, his truck, the military, about a phone call he had got about playing football, about Hank, about females (one in particular), and about work along with many more. He was SO proud to join the Freemasons and he was very proud to carry the token that had been given to him when he joined. I am gonna miss those talks but what I am going to miss the most are his hugs because not one time when we were in the same place did he not hug me or I him. He definitely stole a piece of my heart and I am so blessed to have been a part of his life. God definitely broke the mold when he created Cody, there will never be another but he will forever be in my heart. I love you Cody

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