In loving memory of

Brenda J Coder
September 20, 1945 - April 1, 2019

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Brenda J. Coder, 73, of Muscatine, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, April 1, 2019, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Reverend Troy Richmond will officiate. Burial will take place in Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, at a later date.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Bernie Coder.

Brenda was born on September 20, 1945, in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Ira Earl and Alta Bryant Dukes. She married Bernard 'Bernie' Coder on March 29, 1964, in San Diego, California.

She worked in the accounting department at Kent Feeds for 25 years, retiring in 2000.

Brenda loved outdoor activities, which included going to horse shows with her daughter and sporting events with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed going to craft shows, baking, and always would give help to someone in need.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Bernard 'Bernie' Coder of Muscatine; her children, Karri Warnock and husband, Mark, of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, and Glen Coder and wife, Tina, of Green Bay, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Dr. Taylor Starczynski and husband, Mitchell, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Brie Coder and friend, Brian Painter, of Macomb, Illinois, and McKenna Warnock of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin; and one brother, Don Dukes and wife, Marie, of Clearwater, Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Lyndsey Warnock; two brothers, Larry and Freddie Dukes; her grandparents, Vester and Vasta Bryant; and an aunt, Alice Wilkins and husband, Wynn.


Barbara and Jim Greenhaw wrote on Apr 15, 2019:

"Bernie, Glen, Keri and families: We're so very sorry of your loss and my dear friend Brenda. Her memory will always be in my heart. Will miss our conversations of our grandchildren. Love and hugs to you all."

Randy & Debbie Duncan wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

"Bernie & family. Thoughts and prayers for you during this time. May the Lords perpetual light shine upon Brenda?s spirit & his graces be with her family. Randy and Debbie Duncan"

Vera Posten Bermel wrote on Apr 8, 2019:

"Bernie and family: My prayers are with you. Always enjoyed visiting with you and Brenda while we took a break from grocery shopping at HyVee. Also it was always a pleasure to see both of you attending rodeo's, etc. Please let me know if I can help in any way. Prayers, Jean Bermel"

Carolyn & Dave Thompson wrote on Apr 7, 2019:

"Bernie and family, we want you to know you and your entire family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda was a very special friend, and was always thinking and doing for others. We know there is a big reunion up in Heaven, and Brenda is not suffering any longer. Brenda will be deeply missed by her family as well as many others. So glad you were able to enjoy 55 years of marriage, Bernie. May our LORD and SAVIOUR, comfort you and yours. Hugs... Love & Prayers, Dave and Carolyn Thompson"

Becky, Christian, and Joshua Morey wrote on Apr 6, 2019:

"Glen and family, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Becky, Christian, and Joshua Morey"

A l & Pat Church wrote on Apr 4, 2019:

"Bernie thinking of you and your family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Al and Pat Church"

Polly Owens wrote on Apr 3, 2019:

"Bernie, Our thoughs and prayers are with you. Brenda was always so nice. God's Peace. "

Angela Kemper wrote on Apr 3, 2019:

"Bernie, I'm so sorry to learn of Brenda's passing. Brenda was so kind to my dad after we lost mom. You were both such good neighbors. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. "

Norma Jones wrote on Apr 3, 2019:

"Bernie, our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and friends in your time of loss and sorrow. All our love, John & Norma Jones"

Patty Beal wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"Our sympathies are with you. May you hold your memories close to your heart and they will never leave you. Take care of Bernie. Mike and Patty Beal"

Christine Lorber-miller wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"Our prayers to you Bernie and family. Brenda was a very neat lady and so kind to our mother. All our love Christine(crissi) Lorber Miller and Linda , Jill , Kim Griffin"

Vi Coder wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"To Bernie & Family.. Brenda was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I feel your pain Bernie, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I loved Brenda and will miss her so much! Love to all, Vi"

Deanna and Bill Stuart wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"Bill and I are so sorry to hear about Brenda passing. Sending our prayers and thoughts."

Jill Johnson-West wrote on Apr 2, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your loss, Karri and family. I have many positive memories of your mom from my high school days. I will keep you in my prayers. Love, Jill Johnson-West"