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Cody Baseman, 1987-2015

Funeral services for Cody A. Baseman will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Gary Harris will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Cody Baseman

Cody Baseman

Cody passed away tragically on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Albert Lea. He was 28.

Cody Baseman was born on Sept. 15, 1987, in Albert Lea, the son of Lori (Darin Halstead) Callahan, Craig (Julie) Eggers and Wade (Kari) Baseman. He grew up and lived in Albert Lea his entire life. After his schooling, he worked various jobs. If he wasn’t helping his grandpa with odd jobs, he was working at Hardee’s as a supervisor, or at EZ-Rental, where he had been currently working. Cody was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Family was most important to Cody. He was blessed with four children, Havana, Miya, Arianna, and Grace. He cherished all of the times he was together with his entire family. Cody also loved to tinker with his Ford PGT, listen to music and hunt and fish. He was an excellent cook who enjoyed grilling outside. He was a handyman who could fix anything; those who don’t believe it, should have just asked him. He was always there to help other people and never said no to a task. He was a very social person. He could walk into a room full of people he has never met, and would know every single person by the time he left. His smile was contagious and his personality shined through everywhere he went.

Cody is preceded in death by his great-grandparents Milton (Virginia) Christenson, and Clarence (Alice) Eggers; cousins David Christenson and Elizabeth Christenson; and aunt, Patty Eggers.

Cody leaves behind the four apples to his eye, his children, Havana, Miya and Arianna Brigston and Grace Starman, daughter of Sarah Starman; parents Lori (Darin Halstead) Callahan and Craig (Julie) Eggers; his biological father, Wade (Kari) Baseman; his significant other, Heather Brigston; grandparents Michael (Kathy Callahan-Kunkel) Callahan, Clarence (LaVonne) Eggers, Robert (Diane) Newton, Pam Minear and Dennis (Jan) Baseman; siblings Cady Baseman, Spencer Eggers, Jerry Halstead, Zachary Ingavldson, Leslie Willaby, Melissa Czenkus, Katie Clark, Cody Grabill and Miranda, Marissa, and Mateo Baseman; aunts and uncles Christopher (Kerry) Callahan, Jennifer (Rich) Waggoner, Lisa (Mark) Palamountain, Jordann Kunkel and significant other, Nick Battey, Deon Newton, Bobby Newton, Gary (LuAnn) Eggers, Pam (Jon) Huus, Jill (Tim) Butt and Corina Baseman; cousins Emily, Levi, Will, Larissa, Bailey, Lucas, Danny, Logan, Roark, Remi, Jerod, Grace, Cooper and Robert as well as many other loving cousins, relatives and friends.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with expenses. Those who would like to send a memorial, can donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=search&term=Funeral%20and%20memorial%20for%20Cody.