Jerry Codner - November 22, 2009Jerry R. Codner, 52 of Wood River died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney as the result of an automobile accident.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Apfel Funeral Home in Wood River with Rev. Brad Jepsen officiating. Burial was in Westlawn Cemetery in Grand Island.
Memorials are suggested to the Gibbon Volunteer Fire Department.
He was born Feb. 27, 1957 in Grand Island, the son of Robert and Luetta (Dubbs) Codner. He grew up in the Wood River area, graduating from Wood River High School in 1976. After high school he helped farm near Wood River.
He married Vicki Mead on Dec. 3, 1977 in Wood River. They lived in Wood River and Bassett before returning to Wood River.
He married Diane True on March 10, 2000 in Grand Island. They lived in Wood River. He worked for Cargill before working for Greg Gewecke for two years. He then returned to Cargill where he worked until his death.
He enjoyed fishing, horses, dancing and especially being with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Diane Codner of Wood River; son Travis (Sharon) Codner of Wood River; stepson Shawn (Jessica) McKimmey of Ashby; four stepdaughters, Chris Rice of Dunning, Debra (Trent) Reiner of Lincoln, Sharon (Trent) Eickhoff of Lincoln and Tracy Borgman of Boelus; granddaughter Jessica Codner of Wood River; 16 step-grandchildren; one step great-grandson; one brother Doug (Karen) Codner of Wood River.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald Codner; one sister, Elaine Thompson; and one grandson.