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PETZOLD, Cody Dylan; of Holly; Suddenly December 26, 2014; age 21. Son of David and Susan; brother of Jacob; grandson of Marion (the late Clarence) Petzold and the late John and Beth Sukup. Nephew of Cheryl (Ken) Wyman, Gigi (Rick) Thibault, Tom (Linda) Sukup and Edward (Linda) Petzold. Cody graduated from Holly High School as Valedictorian in 2011. He studied Human Resources at Oakland University and served as Resident Assistant and Academic Peer Mentor. Cody had been employed at Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce as Executive Assistant. He volunteered with L.G.B.T., interned with Chrysler and was recently hired. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Tuesday 3 to 9 p.m. Celebration of Life service time and location pending. Donations may be made to Oakland University for G.S.A. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

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Published in Daily Tribune from Dec. 26 to Dec. 30, 2014.
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December 20, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Leo&Rose Brown
Family
March 21, 2015
Eric Glime
January 22, 2015
Sue,
I remember you bringing little Cody to work at the Skill Center in Flint. Your kind heart, funny laugh and endless enthusiasm were such a joy to be around. Cody was so lucky to have had such a wonderful and interesting mom.
Ken Panek
January 11, 2015
I met Cody his freshman year at OU; his Peer Mentor is one of my best friends. His smile and personality coupled with his enthusiastic approach to literally everything, is what made getting to know him the most memorable time of my life. We worked together as RA's and Peer mentors for three years and I can't, nor do I want to image how those would've gone without him there. I know there are no words that will remove the hurt from this loss, but I hope you find some solace or comfort in knowing that he impacted so many people in the time he was here, and that I'm eternally grateful and lucky to be one of them.
Alexis Halsell
January 7, 2015
chanse alvedy
January 6, 2015
Sue,
So sorry to learn of your loss. Sending lots of Prayers and Hugs to you and your family.
Adam & Karen Markuszewski
January 4, 2015
It's been years since we spoke but I will always remember you. I'm sure we will meet again someday.
January 2, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Steve and Diane Zajac
January 1, 2015
I did not know your Son, I am just another faculty member at OU who sees wonderful positive students growing up on our campus every day. My heart is with you in this difficult time. From what I have read, it is clear that Cody already made a difference with others, and his positive nature will spread on from OU in how he has influenced friends and other students.
Ken Mitton
January 1, 2015
With sympathy on the loss of your son.Even though no words can truly comfort you,perhaps in some small way express the depth of care and concern that's felt for you now.You are in my prays.Joy Walworth Harenchar
December 31, 2014
So sorry for your loss......it's been years since we saw you but remember your friendship. Sending prayers to you and your family.
Morgan Swank and Family
Morgan Swank
December 31, 2014
Sue,
I am so saddened by the sudden death of your son, Cody. God needed another angel to help prepare the next generations to have his kindness and love for others. May your faith help you face each tomorrow.
Gail Ganakas
Gail Ganakas
December 31, 2014
Dear Petzold Family,

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I worked with Cody at Chrysler. We would have such laughs, every day, over the silliest things. He was such a joy to be around with his infectious smile and his kind eyes.

He will be sorely missed.

I hope you are able to find some peace knowing how many people he touched in so many positive ways.

God bless Cody and your family.
Melissa Loving
December 31, 2014
Sue
My deepest sympathies for you and your family.
Shirley LeSure
December 31, 2014
For Dave,Sue,and Jake,
We are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.
Yuhn Family
December 31, 2014
My deepest condolence, I accompany you in your time of sorrow.
Joe Garza
December 31, 2014
The loss of Cody is so heartbreaking for the family and those who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was not only bright and talented but also a generous and kind person. He brought joy to those lucky enought to know him and will be missed.
Stephanie Yashinsky
December 30, 2014
Prayers sent for this family. ??????
LL
December 30, 2014
So sorry, Cody was a wonderful young man with so much promise for the future. I will truly miss him with his great smile and energy.
James Kedrose
December 30, 2014
Sue, Dave, and Jake,
It's been far too long since I've seen you, and it is with great regret that I am writing you under these circumstances. I hope that during this time of incredible grief that you may find the strength to be able celebrate the astounding life that Cody lived. He certainly lived every day to the fullest and with the brightest smile on his face. I know he's somewhere watching over you, just hoping that he could do something, anything, to see you smile again and take the pain away. He always did everything he could to put smiles on the faces of everyone he encountered. It is so difficult to believe that my best friend of 12 years is no longer gracing the earth with his presence. Cody was a rarity. There was something so special about his existence that cannot fully be captured in words, though this is how I remember him:

He was color, laughter, the beaming spotlight on stage.
He was harmony, art, a warm cup of chai tea.
He was motivation, passion, the rolling waves at the beach.
He was compassion, personality, a splash of color upon the canvas.
He was friendship, diversity, a warm and inviting hug.
He was positivity, energy, the shimmering pavement after a calming rain.

He was an old soul, a leader, and truly one of a kind. The world, through his eyes, was something that I could never even fathom. He saw things in people that I never could see. He found beauty in the most unexpected places and captured it in so many different ways. He believed in himself, and he believed in others. He was blessed with so many gifts and talents, and everyone will always remember him for how truly special he was. He was a beautiful human being with so much to offer the world.

I had the privilege of knowing him, of sharing incredible memories that I will never forget. He left a handprint on my heart, and the hearts of many others. I always assured myself that we'd meet again after parting ways a few years ago and reminisce about times passed—memories and inside jokes that only the two of us shared. I never stopped loving him or remembering him as a profound influence on my life. I have the great privilege of being who I am today because of the person Cody Dylan Petzold was. He'd call me his sister, and I'd call him brother. There was rarely a day that Cody and I weren't together, conquering this crazy world and living life to its absolute fullest. Your home was my second home growing up, and I am so grateful for the many, many great memories that were made there.

Petzold family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Though I am unable to attend any of the services honoring Cody's life, as I am abroad, I am there with you in spirit—sending positive energy and infinite love your way. May you find comfort and peace knowing the many, many lives that Cody influenced and the hearts that he touched.
Kaylie Towne
December 30, 2014
My deepest sympathies for you and your family.
Mary Serich
December 30, 2014
I knew the moment you walked through the door that you were our "Link". Your beautiful smile and heart will forever stay in my memories. Rest well!
Stevie Visser
December 30, 2014
Petzold Family,

Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. May you somehow find peace in knowing Cody made an impact in many young lives. The memories so many have of him are what he will be remembered for and he will always be talked about with love.
May God help you get through this very difficult time and let his love live on forever in your hearts.
Anonymous
December 29, 2014
Cody was a true star! I had him as an art student several years ago. He was always so fun and energetic, a real pleasure! Always striving for greatness and hungry for life. The world lost one of its true gems!!! My heart aches for his family.
Kristin Nouhan
December 29, 2014
Dave Sue and Jacob
I can't image the agony of going through the loss of a child
Words can't describe how sorry I feel for you
You will be in my thoughts and prayers
Aunt Dianna
December 29, 2014
I was in tears when I learned of this great loss. I only met Cody a little over a year ago but the times I was around him were amazing. He was truly a beautiful person inside and out. I will never forget Cody because you don't meet genuine people like him everyday. Praying for all of his family and friends. May God comfort you during this difficult time!
Ashley
December 29, 2014
Cody your bubbly smiling face will be missed in the office. You were so talented and bright and was looking forwarded to working with you again. Bless your family as they have lost an angel and shining star way to soon....
Nicole LaFaive
December 29, 2014
I worked with Cody my senior year of high school at the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce and from the brief time I knew him.. oh wow Cody was amazing. He was everything I aspired to be; motivated, successful, always smiling, and always doing so much! He was always there to help me while I was bumbling around, lost. He had not only a beautiful voice, but a great voice in our community.
It was needless to say, an extreme shock to me when I heard what happened.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I send my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow, remembering Cody's beautiful life.
Rebecca Wang
December 29, 2014
It is with much sadness that I sign this guest book. Cody was a wonderful light in this world and a soul that touched anyone he came in contact with. He will be missed by family and friends...and by those who will never get the chance to meet him. Prayers and thoughts of comfort go out to his family.
Andrea Walker-Leidy
December 29, 2014
I will miss your smiling face and your big hugs, always so happy and positive. We became instant friends the first time we met. You will be missed Cody. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.
Sue Mann
December 29, 2014
Cody attended Holly Elementary with my son Justin. I also worked there as a Para and in Latchkey at that time. I remember his bright smile and how smart and talented he was. God has gained an angel....I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you find peace and may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together.
Marti Bunner
December 29, 2014
So very sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you and your family with deepest sympathy. Remembering Cody and his positive attitude with his beautiful smile that he shared with all...
Joann Lademan
December 28, 2014
Cody and I were in the same program at Oakland University. His smile would always brighten up my day. He was a joy to everyone around him. He had an energy about him that was contagious. Thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.
Anonymous
December 28, 2014
My deepest condolences to you and all your family words can't express how sorry I am to hear the Loss of Cody. He was a fine young man with Great Integrity and Joy for Life and will be sadly and deeply missed by everyone who's lives he touched entered my prayers are with you for healing God Bless
December 28, 2014
September 27, 2014 D'lectricity Festival Detroit
Cody,
I will never forget May 2014 we met on the dance floor through Adrienne. I had the best Summer of my life dancing with You & Adrienne (and I've lived 52 of them). I was immediately captivated by your Energy, Smile and your Joy for Living.
The next thing I noticed about you, you were living in your own musical. You would belt into song anytime anywhere ! You're one in a million Beautiful.

The picture posted (Cody, Adrienne & Samaria) was from the night we went to D'Lectricity~ me photographer of course . It was so kind of you to include my 15 year old daughter in our Festival Fun. She learned many lessons from you. I will cherish every dance, every smile, and your Glee.
I miss you.
Dawn ~ Rochester Hills
Dawn Crawford
December 28, 2014
Cody we will miss you in the HRD family at Oakland. I thank you for your leadership and respect that you gave to me. I'm going to miss your smile and how you said my name. I see your bright light shining in the sky. Thinking of your family thank you for Cody. Love Olivia Brown fellow Student.
Olivia Brown
December 28, 2014
I am deeply saddened by your loss. My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family.
LeAnn Jacobs
December 28, 2014
I am thinking of you and your family and am so very sorry. Thank-you for raising such a sweet boy. Cody's happy face brought joy to my heart.
Pamela Palmer
December 28, 2014
Thinking of you in this difficult time. My sympathies and condolences for your loss.
Sharon Norman
December 28, 2014
I am sorry to hear. I knew him only by face but could see that he was a very pleasant person with a great spirit. I'll pray for his family.
Yahawa A
December 28, 2014
Thank you Cody Petzold for being a hero, bringing love and light to all who had the good fortune to know you. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Jo Grossmann
December 28, 2014
Dave, Sue and Jake,
I cannot begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. Cody was a good man. Memories of him in Florida will always be cherished. He taught me, through his actions, to embrace what life has to offer and to always smile. It was an honor to get the chance to know him. May you someday feel comfort and peace in your hearts and remember- we are always here if you need us.
Dalya Abou
December 28, 2014
Hi Cody, since this message is for you. I just wanted to say you'll truly be missed. You were a great RA and an even better person. I appreciated your smile everyday and your care packages my first semester. You're smiling in heaven now, and you will be remembered. RIP
December 28, 2014
Cody,

You were one of the nicest people I have ever met. Thank you for being my RA during my first semester of college. You were very caring and thank you for being there to talk. You always had a smile on your face no matter what.
Rachel Hanson
December 28, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthens you in this time of grief.
2 Corinth. 1:3,4.
Paulette
December 28, 2014
Dear Petzold Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your dear Cody. It seems like only yesterday when I had him as a student at Holly El. He would bring such joy and enthusiasm with him from the moment he walked in the door of the music room. Cody left a lasting impression on our school...So talented and bright!!
My heart breaks as I try to understand this sad tragedy. Thinking of you and praying for your family.
Love,
Mrs. Singer
Pam Singer
December 28, 2014
It has been many years since I have seen Cody. I was his first grade teacher and knew at that young age he was a smart and funny young man who would go far in life. RIP Cody and condolences to your family.
December 28, 2014
I'm so very sorry. There is no greater pain than that of your loss of Cody.
Maureen Sowden
December 28, 2014
Dave, Sue, & Jake,

Our deepest sympathies are with your family, for the loss of Cody. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in all your wonderful memories.
Al & Nancy Norman
December 28, 2014
May God comfort you in your time of grief and loss. Prayers for his peace to cover you all. So sorry to hear of this sad news.
Karen & Tim Dutil
December 28, 2014
Sue,
I worked with you at Williams Elemenetary and I have the privilege of having one of Cody's paintings that he completed of Marily Monroe. I am so sorry for your loss at this difficult time and pray that God will help you get through this very difficult time.
Melissa Wirt
December 28, 2014
A beautiful person.....gone too soon
John Selden
December 28, 2014
Cody was a remarkable human being with so much love to give. He will be missed by many and although he has left us we know he is in a better place. My condolences to his entire family.
Yewande Oke
December 28, 2014
Cody was a perpetual bright smile at Chamber events, and seemed to always love what he was doing.
God Bless
Suzan Vitale
December 28, 2014
We would like to send our condolences to you and your family. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Tom and Linda Morrish
December 28, 2014
a great person.
a great spirit.
a great smile.
a great soul.
honorable, personable, and touching.

my heart is shattered.
my eyes are red and swollen.

i'll remember the river, the fire, the conversation, and everything that followed
forever.

again- that smile, spirit, soul that embodied one person.
his life lives on in the memory of all who were lucky enough to know him- a beauty no one will ever forget.

Susan, David, Jacob-although i do not know you personally- i send you love and light to fight the inevitable pain and darkness.

Goodnight Beautiful Cody; i look forward to the day we all meet again-- when the rest of us join you--- as we wake from this nightmare we call life.
i love you.
an anonymous friend
December 27, 2014
Even though our memories are mostly of "Little Cody", that amazing Smile never changed. Sue, Dave & Jake our Hugs and Prayers are with you all as you cherish each & every memory of Cody's Life with you.
St Pierre's
December 27, 2014
Cody
December 27, 2014
So sorry for you loss. He was a bright star!
Rip Cody! From The Peake Family
December 27, 2014
You will be missed, Cody!!
December 27, 2014
I lost a brother, a friend, someone very dear to my heart. i love you so much cody and it hurts so much knowing you are gone, but i do know one day I will see that bright smile and hear JAAYYYYY again. I will never forget you. xoxoxooxoxox
johnathan ritze
December 27, 2014
Sue, Dave & Jake - may God hold you in his comforting embrace as He calls another angel home. This candle symbolizes the way his mom would simply light up whenever she spoke of Cody. Know that your friends and family are here for you, whatever you need.
Linda Kennard
December 27, 2014
Sue, Dave & Jake, may God hold you in His loving embrace as He welcomes another angel home. There are no words to describe the great sorrow we all feel for you. May this candle reflect the way Sue used to simply light up whenever she talked about Cody. Your friends and family are here for you, whatever you need.
Linda Kennard
December 27, 2014
There are no words of comfort at a time like this that can take away the terrible pain that Sue, Dave and Jake are feeling right now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as God welcomes another angel home. Take comfort in the knowledge that God is with you; take strength from the knowledge that you have friends and family to lean on at this time.
Linda Kennard
December 27, 2014
Where you used to be there is now a hole in the world.
Life is not as colorful as before. You will be missed.
Teresa Porteous
December 27, 2014
Cody went to school with my son Tyler in Holly and he was on a little league baseball team that I coached. From time to time over the years I would bump into him and/or his mom , and they were always so nice to talk to! Our prayers and supportive energies are with Cody's family and friends.
Robert Davis
December 27, 2014
To the Petzold family,
So very sorry for your loss. I had Cody in class and will always remember his beautiful smile and upbeat attitude. Sending thoughts and prayers to help you cope with the terrible pain of missing your son.
Crystal Palace
December 27, 2014
Prayers to everyone. I love you Cody.
Jason Misleh
December 27, 2014
Cody, It was my pleasure to work with you on projects at the chamber...You put a smile on my face every time I walked through he door. We will all miss you. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this time...May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow
Maggie Bobitz
December 27, 2014
Cody,
Every time I saw you there was a smile on your face. My prayers go out to your family and loved ones. Rest in peace.
Jacqueline Frost
December 27, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Petzold family.
Matt Wasson
December 27, 2014
To the Petzold family,

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your son. My daughter is a senior at O.U. and considered Cody a friend. She said he was a lot of fun and a kind person and she will miss him.

As a mother of two young adults his age, my heart is breaking for you. I hold you in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you.
JN
December 27, 2014
Cody
I love you so much you are a friend that came into my life when it was needed the most. You helped me get through so much and taught me so many things. I am going to forever miss you.
love tay
Taylor Moore
December 27, 2014
Cody was a beloved member of the Oakland University Center for Multicultural Iniatives family and will be greatly missed. He brought his positive energy to every interaction and our team and mentees loved him for it. On behalf of the CMI family, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Petzold family and friends during this very difficult time.
Nicole Lucio
December 27, 2014
Dave, Sue, Jake,

Words will never express how sad we are for the family. You are in our thoughts.
Uncle Leo & Aunt Rose
December 27, 2014
Cody was so much fun to work with at the Rochester Regional Chamber. Prayers are extended to his family in the time of mourning.
Dawn--Chamber Ambassador
Dawn Tellinghuisen
December 27, 2014
Sue, Dave, Jake,
Words will never express our sadness. We will never forget Cody's smile, love for life, and gift of giving happiness to all around him. We will never forget his singing for us on Christmas Eve. God was looking for an angel.
We love you all. Cody will always have a special place in our hearts. May God give you the strength to endure the pain. We are with you.
Shamel, Fotini, Dena, Nadia, and Dalya
Fotini Abou
December 27, 2014
Cody and I before the Iggy Azalea concert
Lauren Melanson
December 27, 2014
Cody was my Resident Assistant this past semester and honestly, I don't think I would have made it through without his unfailing help. Some days, I was not having a good day and there he would be, smiling and laughing and immediately I would forget my troubles and just be happy with him. There were even a few times I went to him, crying about something else I had done that I should not have, and he would be waiting with open arms to tell me that it was going to be okay and that he was going to help me get back on the right track. He even let me write the calendar for our floor because he knew how much I liked to help out. Cody was supportive when our floor formed a flag football game and even came out to one of our games despite the freezing temperature. He would come out to the lounge from time to time and would never fail to make us laugh with his "bye Felicia" impression. Cody was an amazing friend, but even more than that he was like an older brother to me, a mentor. A few days before the accident, I had even met with my adviser to switch my major to Human Resources Development- which is what Cody's major was. I am so thankful that I was able to know him for the short time I did. He truly made a huge impact on my life and touched the lives of all those around him. Your 7 West family loves and misses you Cody and the halls will not be the same without you. We are saddened by the fact that we will not be able to have our gathering we planned to have with you where we told you all the crazy stories of stuff that happened this year despite the fact that you told us it was better if you didn't know. My prayers go out to you, your family, and all those who had the pleasure of knowing someone as uplifting and compassionate as you. I love you Cody, rest easy and in peace.
Lauren Melanson
December 27, 2014
Cody was one of the sweetest guys I've ever known. I will never forget how much fun we would have together. May the family find peace during this difficult time.
December 27, 2014
For The Entire Petzold Family,
Words can't describe how sorry I am for your loss, I met Cody through my son Geno. I enjoyed our time together, I thought he was a very nice young man. He meant a lot to my son, he will be missed. May god bless you though this time of tragedy and loss. He is with the angels.
Danielle Yoscovits
December 27, 2014
My heartfelt condolences
Maggie
December 27, 2014
Love you Cody. Rip young soul.
Taylor Clark
December 27, 2014
It's sad to see someone taken so suddenly in life before he could have a chance to share who he is. My condolences to the family.
KERRY
December 27, 2014
Cody, you always knew how to make someone smile on their lowest days. You'll be missed so much. My heart goes out to your family.
S H
December 27, 2014
Rest in peace Cody. I only met you this semester in the HRD program, but you were kind to everyone you met. My heart and prayers go out to your family. May they take comfort in the many people you inspired throughout your life.
Katie Hartzell
December 26, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sheri Heiney
December 26, 2014
What a beautiful young man. My condolences to the family.
December 26, 2014
For The Entire Petzold Family,
Our hearts go out to you.
May God Bless Your Every Step.
We are saying prayers for your benefit and understanding.

Gerald and Meg Prosch
Christmas 2014
Gerald Prosch
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