In loving memory of

Luverne "Codey" Kothenbeutel
January 9, 1931 - August 6, 2021

Codey passed away on August 6, 2021 with his wife, Belva and daughter, Joann by his side.

Codey was a great family man, a wonderful husband, dad, father-in-law, grandpa, and great-grandpa.

Codey married the love of his life Belva Geise and the two of them celebrated 70 years together. They loved to square dance, as they met so many friends and made great memories. Codey and Belva had two daughters; Ladonne Kothenbeutel and Jo Ann Keefe.

Codey bought Rochester City Delivery from his father and operated it for over 50 years until he sold it to his Grandsons Kasey and Mickey Keefe. Codey was also recognized as being a past president of the Olmsted County fair.

Spending time with his family was his true happiness. He loved going to, as well as coaching his Grandsons hockey games and watching his great-grandchildren in whatever activity they were involved in. Codeys infectious laugh, his always taking the time to make sure his family was ok, and his van that his great-grandchildren called the "Beetle Bus" will all be deeply missed.

Codey is survived by his wife Belva; his daughters, Ladonne and Jo Ann (Irv) Keefe; Grandson's, Kasey (Karlyn) Keefe and Mickey (Samantha) Keefe and great-grandchildren Rylie, Jaxson, Easton, Chloe and Finn. He is preceded in death by his parents; Roy and Bessie and a sister, Naomi.

The Family would like to thank Cottagewood and the wonderful staff and Moments Hospice.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and also one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Terry Leary wrote on Aug 12, 2021:

"All my sympathy to Codey's family. Enjoyed your smile, laugh and wit while working with you at the Olmsted County Fair. Terry Leary"

Glenn Bonnes wrote on Aug 12, 2021:

"Cody was the greatest. It will leave big shoes to fill."

Jerry Will wrote on Aug 11, 2021:

"It was indeed an honor to meet Codey, and share the coaching of his grandsons in hockey. The pictures of those teams brings back fond memories of the many fun times. Kasey and Mickey, you were very fortunate to have a grandfather who provided such a great inspiration on how to live a beautiful life. Our condolences to all the family and many friends! Jerry & Becky Will"

Becky Schwager wrote on Aug 10, 2021:

"My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of lost. He was a sweet and kind man.Sending my love. Becky Schwager "

Caseys wrote on Aug 10, 2021:

"Dear Uncle Codey, we all have great memories of your infectious laugh and how you made us all giggle!, Your life was filled with so much love, friendships and family and you lit up a room with your presence. Thank you for cherished memories and the love you shared with all of us!! We will miss you dearly!!! Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Belva, La Donne, Jo (Irv and family)!! We will miss you dearly. Rest In Peace dear uncle, Love the California Casey?s"

Danielle Nonn wrote on Aug 7, 2021:

"Codey- you were always like a grandpa to me. I will never forget your contagious laugh, your big smile, and your warm hugs. You lead by example and always displayed love and compassion wherever you went. Thank you for being apart of my life. I will cherish the memories forever. Love and miss you. Love always, Danielle Nonn "

Nancy Olson wrote on Aug 7, 2021:

"Love you so much Codey! You always asked how my Boys were doing & you really cared!!! I have so so many fun memories of us!!!! ! You have been the Best ever to my family & I, I cannot Thank you enough. I am honored to have you as a friend& Boss! I will try and keep those Grand Boys of you in line!!! Fly high my Buddy - I will Neber Ever forget you!!! You can put money on that!!! ???????? U !!! Fly high my Friend???"

Ron Whipple wrote on Aug 7, 2021:

"Our prayers and blessings go out to family and friends. Ron and Sue Whipple"