In Memory of Cody Alan Bengford



Cody Alan Bengford
Cody Alan Bengford
Born: August 25, 1986
Died: October 19, 2019
Age: 33
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Cody Alan Bengford
August 25, 1986 - October 19, 2019
From: Bellevue, NE | Originally: Ida Grove, IA

Cody Alan Bengford, age 33, of Bellevue, Nebraska (formerly of Ida Grove, Iowa) passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, as the result of a kayak accident at Nobles Lake of Missouri Valley, Iowa.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball and Father David A. Hemann will officiate. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 3:45 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Cody Alan Bengford and his twin brother, Casey, were born on August 25, 1986, in Ida Grove, Iowa. He was one of 17 children born to Robert and Joan (Venteicher) Bengford. He grew up in Ida Grove where he graduated from BCIG High School with the class of 2005. During his high school years, Cody lettered in cross country, baseball and choir.

He went on to continue his education at Northwest Missouri State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Cody began his employment with Wal Mart as an assistant manager in Lee Summit, Missouri.

On July 13, 2013, Cody married the love of his life Emily Whorton in St. Joseph, Missouri.  The couple made their home in Omaha, Nebraska and then relocated to their forever home in Bellevue, Nebraska. Cody and Emily were blessed with their two beautiful daughters, Hadley and Charlotte, who were the light of his life.

Cody was currently managing serval offices for H&R Block. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Cody also enjoyed golfing, singing, cheering on the Royals, and shared a deep and unbreakable bond with his twin brother Casey.  Cody cherished every moment spent with his family and friends. He was a faithful member of the St. Matthew Catholic Church of Bellevue and shared the love of his Lord with his family.

A devoted Christian, son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend. His memory will be carried on in the hearts of those who loved him.

Cody is survived by his wife Emily Bengford and daughters Hadley and Charlotte of Bellevue, NE; parents Robert “Bob” and Joan Bengford of Ida Grove, IA; 15 siblings: Troy (Shierly) Bengford, Alicia Kalil (special friend Ralf Vandersluis), Eric Bengford (special friend April Chindlund), Heather Beal (special friend Tim English), Brett (Marie) Bengford, Holly (Kyle) Ruden, Erin Bengford (special friend Jessy DeMoss), Casey (Nicole) Bengford, Nathan (Ashley) Bengford, Abby Bengford, Ashley Bengford (fiancé Derek Greiner), Garret Bengford (wife Tera Marquardt), Tiffany (Brett) Schrank, Quinlan Bengford and Keegan Bengford; grandmother Rita Dirksen; parents-in-law Mitchell and Rhonda Whorton of Union Star, MO; brother-in-law Jeremy (Katie) Whorton and Blake (Kristina) Whorton; sister-in-law April Whorton; grandparents-in-law Jay Whorton, Donald (Doris) Hinkle and Lila Hinkle (special friend Larry Ridkin); 32 nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Raymond Venteicher and Joe Dirksen; grandparents Leo and Neva Bengford; foster grandparents Ralph and Rita Lansink; brother Evan Bengford; uncle Dean Venteicher; aunt Gloria Bengford; and grandmother-in-law Hazel Whorton.

 

SERVICES

11:00 a.m., Saturday,
October 26, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Father Richard D. Ball
Father David A. Hemann

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers
Troy Bengford
Eric Bengford
Brett Bengford
Casey Bengford
Nathan Bengford
Garret Bengford
Quinlan Bengford
Keegan Bengford
Mike Renus
Kyle Ruden
Jeremy Whorton
Blake Whorton

VISITATION

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday,
October 25, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

Rosary at 3:45 p.m.
Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.

MUSIC

"You Are Mine"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Worthy Is The Lamb"
"Here I Am Lord"
"Irish Blessing" - solo, Father David Hemann

Kay Bloyer, Organist
Julia Mogensen, Cantor


Condolences


Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:01 AM
“Although I never met Cody, I met Joan and Brett early in my tenure as CEO of H&R Block. I was saddened to hear the news about Cody and am sending my love and prayers to the entire family.”
- Jeff Jones
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 2:48 PM
“Greg and I extend our deepest sympathy to the Bengford family. We met the Bengford's at Block meetings and conventions and visited with Cody last summer in his office. So helpful and willing to share information to help us on our endeavor. Prayers for all. ”
- Kim & Greg Beam
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8:57 AM
“We send our prayers to you all!”
- Jeanne Spence
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8:57 AM
“Our hearts break for your entire family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you in you time of need. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. ”
- Gordon and Julie McDevitt
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:39 PM
“As the days and weeks pass,and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
- Cynthia Forr
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:39 PM
“My deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss”
- Mark Cappello
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:39 PM
“Bengford Family, may God & give you strength and guidance as you travel down this lonely road known as grief. Our deepest of sympathies to all who loved Cody.
- Larry & Susan Lund
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1:43 PM
“Bob and Joan our thoughts and prayers to you and your family”
- Keith and Lorie Bennigsdorf
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 9:03 AM
“Deepest sympathies, hugs and prayers!”
- Dennis and Sue Goeken
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:42 PM
“Our prays and deepest sympathy to your family.”
- Tom & Debra Uhl
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:42 PM
“So sorry to hear of Cody's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time..”
- Jerry Boger
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:04 PM
“Joan and Bob and the entire family. There are no words to ease your pain. But you're all in my prayers that God will give you comfort in time. My deepest sympathy in your loss of Cody.”
- Carlene Hamann
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“Dear Bengford family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for comfort for your entire family at this time. May God surround you in his love. ”
- Jess Norman
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“To Cody's Family, Brett, and Joan, I am truly sorry for your loss. He was a great guy, with a great smile and will be greatly missed. If there is anything you need, all you need to do is to ask. ”
- Jason Barnes
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:10 AM
“Cody was an exceptional leader and mentor. We worked side by side in Auburn for 2 years. He talked alot about his love for his family, hunting and the Royals! My thoughts are with his family through this difficult time. He will be missed by many.”
- Amanda Crawford
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:22 AM
“So many prayers for the entire Bengford family. ”
- Brianna Witzke
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:22 AM
“Sending our hugs and love, keeping you and your girls in our prayers💕”
- Jim & Lila Jackson
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:22 AM
“Our deepest condolences to your family. Please know that you are in our prayers.”
- Marie & Robert
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM
“My deepest condolences for your family. I really enjoyed getting to know Cody at the Block pod/Iowa meetings and conventions. He was such a wonderful man. Remember the good times you had with Cody in your time of sorrow.”
- Donna Cottington
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM
“So sorry for your family's loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
- Tracey & Kelly Rohlk
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM
“Prayers for you and your family Joan. So sorry for your loss.”
- Anita Thiel Winter
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM
“Emily and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bill & Candy Schulte(I am Aunt Dixie’s daughter)”
- Candy (Wheeler) Schulte
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I'm so sorry Joan ”
- Tonya Montgomery Conard
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM
“Sherry and I are deeply sorry about the loss of Cody. ”
- Marty and Sherry Green
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