Cody Schmidt


Cody Schmidt, 36, of Lincoln, ND, passed away on July 13, 2022.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Reverend Gary Benz as celebrant. Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck. A livestream of the service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 15, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck, with a Rosary and Vigil at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Cody James was born on March 16, 1986, to Jerry and Marcia (Hager) Schmidt. He attended Northridge Elementary and Wachter Middle School, graduating in 2004 from Bismarck High School. Cody worked as a CNA and van driver at various nursing homes for over 20 years. His most recent occupation was as a van driver at Northland PACE. The love, kindness, compassion and care he gave to all his residents went unmatched.

Cody met Sarah Kraft in 2015 while they both were working at St. Vincent’s Care Center, he as a CNA, and her as a dietary aid in the kitchen. Cody said it took so long for him to learn her name because her name tag was always flipped around. He thought she was a sweet and beautiful lady who would probably not go out with him, as they had a 10-year age difference. Cody’s sense of humor, bright, beautiful smile, broad shoulders, and sweet disposition won over Sarah, not to mention how handsome he looked in scrubs.

Cody and Sarah were 3 days shy of their wedding when Cody went to meet our Heavenly Father. They were so excited to finally be married, live together, and build a family. Cody talked about having kids all the time, and he would have made the most wonderful father.

Cody loved his family dearly. He treasured the relationship he had with his parents and brother Justin. Cody cared for his mother at home after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Cody rearranged his work schedule multiple times, working long hours a few days a week so he could be with his mother as much as possible. He tenderly cared for her until she passed away on July 12th, 2017.

Cody loved motorcycle riding, often going on trips with his family and friends. Although he had given up motorcycle riding in the past few years, he still loved being outdoors. He loved spending time with family and the many friends he made over the years that were all near and dear to his heart.

Cody is survived by the love of his life, Sarah Kraft, his father Jerry Schmidt, brother Justin Schmidt (Bobbi), Sarah’s parents William & Mary Kraft, future sister-in-law Amy Kraft, step-nephew Brycen, step-niece Riley and many aunts, uncles, & cousins. He also leaves behind his beloved cats, Thora and Bob, who brought him so much companionship.

He was preceded in death by his mother Marcia, grandparents James & Helen Schmidt, and Anton & Ann Hager.

Cody’s faith was very important to him. After losing his mom, Cody started making an effort to pray often for the souls of the departed. His family ask for your prayers for his soul and the souls of those who have gone before him. They would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time.



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I am so sorry to hear that you passed away. You were so excited about getting married. Your poor Girlfriend you both made wonderful memories. The big plans of marrige. You would of made a wonderful couple. I loved the conversations we had when taking me to the Ymca or Dr. Appointments at Pace.I beleive I will remember this cause I lost my mom on Saturday the 9th. You fly into Our Saviors paradise. RIP Cody

My heartfelt condolences to all of Cody’s family. Per Cabrini Knapp’s request, we will be offering masses for the repose of his soul at St. Mary’s Church in Grand Forks. May he Rest In Peace. Amen

My thoughts and prayers are with Cody and his fiance. I met Cody at St Vincent while I was doing my morning draws. You could not have a nicer young man. His big smile will be greatly missed.

In highschool he was Buckshot Schmidt House ❤️ this man was amazing. He helped me get through a lot of things back in the day. I truly don’t recall ever seeing him mad. He was an absolutely amazing soul, and the world’s less bright now that he’s gone. Rest in peace my dear friend.

This man will be truly missed. Only positive comments about Cody. He never said no to anything. And now Cody has answered the heavenly call. My heart is broken. My thoughts are with Sarah,Jerry & all family & friends. Love you Cody!!

LIke so many others I’m sure, I remember Cody from his work. My parents both resided at St. Vincent’s. They died in 2011 and 2014 but I still remember Cody and how kind and compassionate he was with my parents and to us, their family. He always had a smile on his face. Later I was introduced to his fiancée and it was evident he was so happy and proud of the relationship. I am so sorry Cody is no longer on this earth. My sincere condolences to all.

How can you describe Cody.? One of Gods Saints on earth, perhaps, Perhaps Earth Angel, he was both. He was always there to see that a hug needed to be given, or a look and comment of compassion was given. And he just naturally gave what ever came first.

I knew both his Mother, Marsha, and his Dad, Jerry. I can still see and hear them, as they worked a busy day, both at St Vincent’s, where I worked, before they got married. I went to their wedding dance, out at Lincoln. Both had a sunshine about them, when they met, as they definitely were meant to be together. Cody carried that glow, and smile.

I got to know Cody, the second time around, in the last few years.
I was a CNA, when I first met his parents , and went on to become an RN.
He told of his love for his Mother, and how difficult it was to give her back. How he cared for her, up to the end. While working at St Vincent’s, I lost my husband, and Cody saw my sorrow, He would be a shining light, to say how hard he knew it was to loose those we love, and his sincerity and shining smile, helped ease the pain.

Heaven is richer, and brighter 🌟 today, and I know Marsha and Cody have a lot of catching up to do, ,And are walking those streets together 💞. GOD BLESS YOU EXTRA SPECIAL, CODY🌹

Sarah, and Family, I got to know Cody while working at the Marillac Manor. What a blessing he was to the tenants and my clinic. He was always prompt, kind and ready to help. Many times he would just stop by to say “hi” and a brief visit. His genuine smile, sincere kindness and sense of humor was the highlight of many peoples’ days and will be missed. Rest in peace Cody ~

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