Kodi Lee Moeller, 16, of rural St. Paul, Iowa, a vibrant and cherished soul, left us far too soon on Saturday, June, 24th, 2023. Her unexpected passing in a tragic car accident has left a void in the hearts of all who knew her. Though her time with us was short, the positive impact she made on the lives she touched will be forever remembered and will have a continual presence.
She was born on March 1st, 2007, in Fort Madison, Iowa. Kodi was a remarkable 16 year-old girl with a brilliant mind, athletic and musical talents, integrity, and a heart full of compassion and drive. She pushed herself to her fullest potential and was a shining example of determination and perseverance. She was always striving for excellence in everything she pursued, making her a leader and role model for her friends and family.
Kodi, was a beloved daughter to Dusty and LeAnn (Schinstock) Moeller and a big sister to: Korben, Kaylee, and Kolten. She was also survived by her devoted grandparents: Bob and Sandy Moeller and Mike and Donna Schinstock, as well as her great grandmother: Florence Menke. Also surviving are aunts and uncles: Pat and Maggie (Moeller) Jones – children Taylor, Carter, Zoey, Cooper, Jeff and Carrie (Schinstock) Snider – children Robbie and Alison, Scot and Angie (Schinstock) Fransk – children McKenna, and Beckett. Kodi’s extended family (including friends) and her boyfriend: Drew share in the pain of her passing.
She was preceded in death by her great grandparents: John and Zita Schinstock, John and Mary Pollmeier, Ernie and Sally Moeller, and Leroy Menke.
Kodi would have been an upcoming Junior at Central Lee High School. She was an active and passionate individual who thrived in multiple school and community activities. Not only was she at the top of her class academically, she also participated in volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, Future Problem Solving & 4-H. She was a member of the student SOAR Team and National Honor Society. She also blessed others with her talents playing the piano. With her busy schedule, she was still able to find time to help on the family farm and worked at Quality Plus Feeds in St. Paul. Through these activities, she cultivated valuable skills, built lifelong friendships, and had a lot of fun.
In every aspect of her life, Kodi radiated warmth, kindness, and compassion. Everyone who knew Kodi believed she was going to make a positive impact in the world. Her family and friends were all proud to have known and loved her. As we mourn the loss of Kodi, let us also celebrate the immense joy she brought to our lives.
May her spirit guide us and remind us to cherish every moment and embrace the love that surrounds us. Rest in peace, dear Kodi. You will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
To celebrate the remarkable life of Kodi, a visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2023, at Central Lee High School. A Christian wake service will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the school.
A parish rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2023, at St. James the Less Catholic Church in St. Paul with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, St. Paul.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials to be made in her honor to the Central Lee Foundation.