Jeffrey W. Zody

October 01, 1962 - September 07, 2009

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Obituary

Jeffrey W. Zody, 46, of Kendallville died Monday, September 7, 2009, at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

Mr. Zody was a maintenance manager at Griffith Rubber in Garrett. He was a member of the U.S. Army and served in Desert Storm. He was a member of the Northwest Ohio Blacksmith Association and was a board member of the Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville.

He was born October 1, 1962, in Rochester. On April 6, 1987, in Hartford City, he married Leslie Rodgers.

Surviving are his wife, Leslie Zody of Kendallville; two sons Navar Zody and Zackery Zody, both at home; his mother, Margaret Moore of Kendallville; his father, Wayne Zody of Michigan; two sisters; and two brothers.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Jeanne Koughn officiating.

Calling will be Thursday, September 10, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Mid-America Windmill Museum 732 S. Allen Chapel Road, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Keith Powers
September 14th, 2009 9:20pm
Fort Wayne

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May the Lord comfort you and watch over you. Condolences, Keith Powers

Aaron Hartsock
September 14th, 2009 8:38pm
Fort Wayne

My sympathy and condolences are with you and your family. In this time of great loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan Butcher
September 14th, 2009 8:11pm
Decatur, IN

I am sorry to hear about your lose, you have my sympathy. Your family is in my prayers.

Sally Baldridge
September 12th, 2009 12:28am
Columbia city

Thinking of you Leslie, if there is anything I can do for you, let me know. May God be with you and your boys in your time of sorrow.

Carrie and Daryl Riley
September 11th, 2009 5:04pm
Columbia City

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Duke & Lisa Berkes
September 11th, 2009 1:50pm
Wawaka

Dear Leslie: We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Jeff was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Bowling Friends from years past

Tom Fribley
September 11th, 2009 1:08pm
Fort Wayne

My sincere sympathy to you and your family...your friend!!!

Bill Goff and family
September 11th, 2009 12:53pm
Fort Wayne

Our most sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in the promise our Lord has given us.

Jeff Kean
September 11th, 2009 12:37pm
Fort Wayne

Leslie and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. My thoughts are with all of you. Sincerely, Jeff Kean

Phil Kline
September 11th, 2009 4:01am
Rochester,IN

Margaret, Penny and Leslie, Bill Wellsand called at 2:00pm today just as I was leaving to go to work. I am very sorry for your loss of Jeff. I had been thinking of him lately but was not sure he was living. I wanted to come to the viewing but was working. I have not decided if I will make a call in the morning or not. Thank you for letting me know. I will keep you in our prayers. Love

Megan Pape
September 11th, 2009 1:24am
Fort Wayne

Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the little time that I did get to spend with you and Jeff at the annual ASQ transition dinners. Megan

Rick & Linda York
September 10th, 2009 9:24pm
Denver, In.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.

Scott Hines
September 10th, 2009 8:59pm
Fort Wayne, In

Dear Leslie, My heart felt prayers go out to you and your family. Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Barb Smith
September 10th, 2009 8:28pm
Fort Wayne

Dear Leslie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.

Mike Sorg
September 10th, 2009 8:10pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Leslie, I am so sorry for you and yours. Words are inadequate at times like these. I will pray for the strength of your family. May God bless you and yours. --Mike Sorg

JP Pancake
September 10th, 2009 6:56pm
Las Vegas, NV

Leslie: Peace, prayers and blessings. JP

Matthew Michaels
September 10th, 2009 4:54pm
Edgerton, OH

My condolences on your loss. I had the privilege of working with your husband at Ramco. He was very knowledgeable and always had only good things to say, even when times were less than ideal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time.

Candice Crose Horn
September 10th, 2009 4:33pm
Avon, IN

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris Goodrich
September 10th, 2009 2:58pm
Columbia City, In

So very sorry to hear of your sudden loss. My heart and prayers go out to you, the boys and family... You are strong, but it will take time. Take Care as God watches over you all.

Renee Duggins
September 10th, 2009 2:53pm

Dear Leslie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Renee

David Blevins
September 10th, 2009 2:22pm
North Ogden, UT

So sorry to hear of your loss Leslie. Thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family.

Terry and Lori Bacon
September 10th, 2009 2:20pm
Columbia City, IN

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you in this time of need. God Bless you and your family.

Bryan Crocker
September 10th, 2009 2:16pm
Angola, IN

Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything please let me know.

Jack Quartuccio
September 10th, 2009 2:09pm
Ft. Wayne, IN

Leslie & family, My deepest sympathies go out to you all for your great loss. My prayers are with you.

Ernie Gresh
September 10th, 2009 2:07pm
Fort Wayne

Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that you can find peace in this time of sorrow. May the Lord bless you in your time of need.

Sheri Foster
September 10th, 2009 1:53pm
Columbia City

Leslie & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for you and your family. May the Lord Jesus be with you and guide you during this difficult time.

Kent Skidmore
September 10th, 2009 1:51pm
West Point, Ut

Leslie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What a difficult year for your family. I am sure this was completely unexpected and you will be in shock for some time. I pray for you and your family and trust the Lord will watch over and comfort you in this time of need. Condolences, Kent Skidmore

Kim Weinman
September 10th, 2009 1:49pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Leslie and family; My deepest sympathy to you at this very difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Steve Ball
September 10th, 2009 1:48pm
Huntington, In.

Leslie When things like this happen, it is always a shock to everyone. All I can say is my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Julie Hobbs
September 10th, 2009 1:41pm
Churubusco, IN

May God comfort and keep all of you during this heartbreaking time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Leslie, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mark Jarrett
September 10th, 2009 1:40pm
Columbia City

Leslie - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. If you need anything let me know! Take care and God Bless! Mark Jarrett

Scott & Christi Elsten
September 10th, 2009 1:20pm
Columbia City

Leslie & Family - Our heart aches for your loss and you are in our thoughts. If you need anything don't hesitate to reach out and ask. Take care and God bless....

Jeff & Amy Hartsock
September 10th, 2009 12:42pm
Ft. Wayne

Leslie & Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hopes and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. If there is anything that we can do during this time, please let us know.

Terry Finch
September 10th, 2009 10:53am

Leslie & Family, My heart and prayers are with you. May you be strong and get through this very difficult time. I will be in touch. Your Friend Terry

Tom Ferrenberg
September 10th, 2009 4:15am
Perrysburg Ohio

I knew Jeff from the North West Ohio Blacksmiths. A great guy and a good Blacksmith. I was just with him on the shop tour on Sat. Sad for your/ loss.

Kathy Flauding
September 10th, 2009 2:39am
Larwill

I am so sorry for your sudden lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Narissa Roth
September 10th, 2009 1:16am
Garrett, IN

I had the pleasure of working with Jeff at Griffith Rubber Mills for the past year. He was a lot of fun to be around and he will be greatly missed around our plant. Your family will be in our thoughts in prayers now and in the days to come.

steve ley
September 10th, 2009 12:29am
avilla,in

Dear Zody family, I am so sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Leslie Wilson
September 10th, 2009 12:26am
South Whitley

Leslie and Kids, I am so very sorry for your loss. All of you will be in my prayers and thoughts. Leslie if you need anything do not hesitate to call me.

Dave Northrop
September 9th, 2009 11:59pm
Brownsburg, IN

He was not only a good friend, he was like a brother to me. Growing up with him was truely an adventure. He will be greatly missed.

Scott & Colleen Deutschman
September 9th, 2009 11:56pm
Millbury, Ohio

Dear Leslie, Navar, Zack and Granny Moore, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do for you now or in the future. Jeff will be dearly missed by many..... Our sincere sympathy, Scott, Colleen and Maura Deutschman

CJ Forge
September 9th, 2009 11:09pm
Detroit , MI

So sorry to hear this news. We shared a nice weekend with him at Hartwick Pines with him just last month. Our condonlences to his family. Kevin Owen Christine

Shirley Langohr
September 9th, 2009 9:13pm
Columbia City, IN 46725

Dear Leslie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bring you peace during this time. Blessings, Shirley Langohr

Chris and Sylvia Williams
September 9th, 2009 7:22pm
Toy. MI

Dear Zody Family, We are very sorry for your loss. We have seen Jeff at Hartwick Pines and know that NOB will miss him as will MABA.

Max Gregory
September 9th, 2009 5:19pm
Garrett, IN

To the family goes my deepest sympathy and you are in our thoughts & prayers. I had the pleasure of knowing Jeff for over 12 years and was fortunate to work with him for the last 13 months at Griffith Rubber Mills. Jeff always had smile to offer and was a joy to be around. He was one of a kind and he will be missed.

Jeanne Koughn
September 9th, 2009 3:53pm
Horton Michigan

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I Love You!

Steve and Jan Alling
September 9th, 2009 3:51pm
Romeo, MI

Dear Zody family, we and all the members of the Michigan Artist Blacksmith Assoc are so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a talented smith and a friend to us all. He will be dearly missed. God's peace, Steve and Jan

Mary Lou Koebler
September 9th, 2009 2:46pm
Lowell IN

Leslie, Navar and Zack- you are all in my prayers. I worked with Jeff at RAMCO. As it is in a start up, the initial group shared a lot and bonded pretty tightly. His sharings with me of you and the boys were sweet. It occurs to me Leslie, that he and Bill are probably reengineering heaven now. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Peggy Messer
September 9th, 2009 1:22pm
Lagrange

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jeff at Griffith Rubber. Your family will be in my prayers.

Ron and Pat Loveland
September 9th, 2009 12:54pm
Monroe, Michigan

Leslie, Navar, and Zack, Ron and I extend our deepest sympathy to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do for you please just ask. Sincerely Pat

Teina Egolf
September 9th, 2009 12:09pm
North Manchester

Leslie, Navar, and Zack, Alexah and I wanted to let you all know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jeff was such a bright spot and left us with great memories. He will be missed. You have our deepest sympathies. God bless.

Brad Compton
September 9th, 2009 11:46am
East Noble High School

Navar and Zackary, I wish to offer my sympathies at the loss of your father. Know that all of us at East Noble High School wish to support you in any way we can as you move forward in the days ahead. Sincerely, Mr. Compton