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Cody Schoenfelder, 19, of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

Posted: Friday, Aug 16th, 2013

MARINE BARRACKS, Wash., D.C. — Cody Schoenfelder, 19, of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., died Saturday, August 10, 2013, while on duty in Washington, D.C. 

His funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rick Senner and Tom Christenson officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.  Military honors will be conducted by the US Marine Honor Guard.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kuhler Funeral Home with his family present from 5 to 7 p.m.  The family requests that memorials be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Visit www. kuhlerfuneralhome.com.

Cody Scott Schoenfelder was born on Jan. 10, 1994, in Huron, to Nick and Gena (Gose) Schoenfelder.  He grew up on a farm southeast of Huron. He graduated from Huron High School in December of 2011.

Cody enlisted in the United States Marines and attended Boot Camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego before training at the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He then received BSC (Basic Security Guard) training at the Marine Corps Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va. Cody was assigned to the Guard Company Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. in October 2012, where he had been serving at the time of his death.

Cody was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church, confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, and later attended Hope Lutheran Church. He participated in 4-H, baseball, wrestling, basketball, football, track and cross-country.  Cody especially enjoyed raising animals, adventuring, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his parents, Nick and Gena Schoenfelder of Huron; his sisters, Katie and Gracie Schoenfelder of Huron; his grandmother, Susan Gose of Huron; his great-grandmother, Betty Freeman of Huron; an aunt, Vanessa (Darren) Hoyer of Badger; an uncle, Sherman (Deena) Gose of Huron; cousins, Naomi Nelson of Sioux Falls, Miles (Christina) Nelson of Billings, Montana, Rachael Hoyer of Badger, and Reagan Francom, Connor Gose, Trent Francom, Bree Gose and Brynn Gose all of Huron; a great-uncle, Lon (Vicky) Gose of Rapid City (who were like grandparents); and many other cousins, aunts and uncles. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, C. Darrell Gose and great-grandparents, George and LaIlda Gose and Edward Freeman.

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For the complete article see the 08-15-2013 issue.

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