Cody Michael Harter, 23, St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018.

He was born September 18, 1994, in St. Joseph, to Michael and Kerrie (Bezler) Harter.

Cody was a member of the Missouri Air National Guard for 6 years. He previously worked at Fed Ex and HyVee.

He was an avid motocross racer and enjoyed snowboarding, jet skiing and online gaming. Cody owned and operated his own lawn care business, was a great musician, loved cats and had the biggest heart. He loved to make people laugh. Cody saved 50 lives by being an organ donor.

He was preceded in death by: his great-grandparents, Lois and Harry Payne, Phyllis and Marion Harter, Beverly and Norman Lawhon; uncles, Terry and J.R. Payne.

Survivors include: parents; sister, Kylee Harter (Armando Trevino); fiance;, Shelby Berkemeier; maternal grandparents, Paul and Janie Marshall, Marshall and Lois Bezler; paternal grandparents, Terry and Linda Harter; aunt, Kristi Towell (Eric); uncles, Duane Marshall (Nikki), Brian Harter (Nancy) and Nathan Harter; great-aunts, Judy Thomas (Bill), Vicki Stevenson (Tom) and Sandy Harter; great-uncles, Larry Payne (Barbara), Mike Lawhon (Mary), Jeff Lawhon (Mary), Paul Harter, John Harter (Sally); godmother, Jean Anne Rausin; future in-laws, Frank Berkemeier and Roxanne Shirk; numerous cousins, extended family and friends.

Farewell Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Word Of Life Church.

The family will gather with friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Word Of Life Church.

Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to The Friends of The Animal Shelter, donations can be made to the animal shelter website,

Online guest book and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.