Cody James Schmidt, child of God, was born Feb 25, 1995, age 22, went into the open arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to take his place in heaven on July 23, 2017.

Cody was a fun, compassionate young man who loved Jesus and his family with all his heart. He was passionate about skate boarding, four wheeling, outdoor activities, dancing and spending time with his loved ones. Cody loved to live life to its fullest, and could bring joy to any situation and any person. His nephew Avery held a special place in his heart, and Cody spent much time playing with him.

Cody attended church at Breath of Life Tabernacle and was a part of Friday night prayer and worship. He was employed with Hi-Tech Painting and was a graduate of Sheboygan Central High School.

Cody will be remembered and loved by many, especially his parents Ron and Kathy Gerharz, fathers Kevin Schmidt and Todd Heine, brothers William Schmidt (Stephani Feider), Sean Gerharz, Michael Gerharz, Kevin Schmidt Jr., Sydne and Stephen Blackshear, and especially his favorite nephew Avery Schmidt; his grandparents Lloyd and Shirley Jaeger, Edith Schmidt, Lee and Nadene Heine, Dennis and Ann Nelson; his uncle Kevin Nelson; his special friend Kayla Hueppchen and her girls Sophie and Maya; he is remembered as well by many other uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.

Cody was preceded in death his grandfather William Schmidt Sr.

Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday evening (July 27, 2017) at 6:00 P.M. at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Pastor Laurie Haag and Pastor Jon Naumann will co-officiate.

Visitation will be held on Thursday (July 27) at the Suchon Funeral Home from 3:00 P.M. until the time of His Celebration.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Cody’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send a special thanks to Samaritan’s Hand of Sheboygan and friends who have helped during this difficult time and showed love and support.

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