|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1993|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2010|
Cody, an openly gay teen, took his life on September 13, 2010. As is the case of many openly gay high school students, Cody was bullied – how badly we will never know.
Age 17, died unexpectedly on September 13, 2010. Cody was born on March 25, 1993, son of James and Darla (Finger) Barker. He attended Shiocton school from K- Senior High School and was very active in Choir, Quiz Bowl and LGBT; in August he attended a seminar and planned to start an Alliance at school. He was currently working at Fleet Farm, Appleton. He loved History, WWII, James Bond, Titanic movie and Lady Gaga. Cody was extremely selfless and enjoyed spending time with his friends and taking care of his rose plants. He also enjoyed biking and reading
Cody is survived by his parents, James and Darla, sister, Casey Barker (special friend, Matt Ver Voort), his special friends, Ellie Seidl, Casi Nieves, Tobias Collins, Rose Lynn Riehl and Jesse Kettlewell. Paternal grandmother, Arlis Barker. Aunts and Uncles: Donald (Helen) Barker; Linda Garvey (fiancée John Birr); Arvin (Penny) Barker; Russel (Paula) Barker; Debra (Bill) Fabisiak, Dean (Sherri) Barker, Donna (Steve) Cotter, Charlene (Tom) Sperberg, Diane (Jerry) Johnson, Devon Finger, Marvin (Kathy) Finger, Darlene (Mark) LeNoble, Amy (Chad) Paul, and Ann Finger (Special friend Ross Dailey). Many cousins, great aunts and uncles, other relatives and friends at Shiocton High School and Fleet Farm.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leon and Caroll Finger, paternal grandfather, Glen Barker and a cousin, Scott Ritchie.
Funeral services for Cody will be held at St. Denis Catholic Church on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. John Kastenholz and Sister Pauline Feiner officiating. Burial will be held at the parish cemetery immediately following the service. Friends may call at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, (209 W. Cook St.) NEW LONDON on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Cody will be sadly missed by Mom, Dad and Big Sis. XOXO
source: Cline Hanson Dalke Funeral Homes
See also: Cody's Facebook Memorial Page
Maternal Grandfather: Leon Finger
Maternal Grandmother: Carol Suprise Finger
Uncle: Devon G. Finger
Shiocton-Bovina Saint Denis Cemetery
Maintained by: Pat McArron
Originally Created by: RIN
Record added: Dec 22, 2010
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