Cody Blaine Peaster - December 31, 1969
Cody Blaine Peaster, was born on June 26, 2008 in Grant, Neb. to Steven and Eva Peaster. He left to be with Jesus on March 16, 2013, reaching the age of four years, eight months and 20 days.
At about five months of age Cody was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. This resulted in the miracle of a heart transplant on Jan. 25, 2009, which gave his family almost four good years of watching him grow and learn.
He loved life on the farm, and if he could go with Daddy he was happy–checking cows, riding in the tractor or spending time in the shop. Playing with his brother, helping in the yard, pulling up a chair to help Mommy in the kitchen, and listening to Mommy read stories before falling asleep on Daddy’s lap were also favorite activities.
In October 2012 it was discovered that his body was rejecting his heart. After many clinic visits and hospital stays, they realized that his little heart was getting tired. Although they hoped for another miracle of life, God had other plans.
Left to cherish fond memories of his quick smile and sparkling blue eyes are his parents, Steven and Eva and one brother, Carter Ben, of Madrid, Neb.; paternal grandparents, Bruce and Gloria Peaster of Madrid; maternal grandparents, Emery and Helen Koehn of Sublette, Kan.; uncles and aunts, Marsha and Tom Regehr of Madrid, Connie Peaster of Grant, Kendall and Becky Peaster of Madrid, Shelly and Michael Baerg of Ogallala, Renée and Jay Nightingale of Dumas, Ark., Holly and Joshua Lehman of Hazel, Ky. and Stacey and Christopher Schmidt of Jay, Okla.; cousins, Caleb, Mikayla, Trevor and Lane Regehr, Tanner and Treg Peaster, Sophia and Isabella Baerg, Jenna and Sophie Nightingale, Zakary and Maci Lehman and Nicholas and Bentley Schmidt.
Funeral services were held March 19, 2013 at the Golden Plains Mennonite Church at Madrid with Shawn Becker, Rod Frank and Stan Smith officiating.
Casket bearers were Tom Regehr, Caleb Regehr, Kendall Peaster, Tanner Peaster and Michael Baerg.
Burial was in the Madrid Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.