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Cody Dean Fanning - April 25, 2012

Cody Dean Fanning was born June 30, 1991, to Craig and Jo (McCallum) Fanning in Imperial, Neb. Cody grew up on the family farm north of Wauneta and attended Wauneta-Palisade High School, graduating in 2009. After graduation he went on to further his education at Doane College, where he was currently in his junior year.
Cody was a great help to his parents and worked on the family farm. He had a love for football and was a member of the Wauneta-Palisade Bronco Varsity football team. He then went on to earn a varsity position for the Doane College Tigers. In addition to football, Cody enjoyed dirt bike riding and hanging out with his friends.
Cody passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. He was 20 years of age.
Survivors include parents, Craig and Jo Fanning of Wauneta, Neb.; brother and sister, Bo and Abbie Fanning, at home in Wauneta, Neb.; true love, Bethany Riener of Palisade, Neb.; grandparents, Clint and Betty McCallum of Wauneta, Neb., Dorothea Fanning of Wauneta, Neb.; aunts and uncles: DeWayne and Patti Fanning of Wauneta, Neb., Vicki and Bill Baker of Palisade, Neb., Kelly and Dee McCallum of Wauneta, Neb., Karla and Greg Herley of O’Neil, Neb., and Shelly and David Meyer of Hastings, Neb.
Cody was preceded in death by his grandfather, Frank Fanning; brother, Dustin Fanning; and cousins, Stephanie Fanning and Danny Joe Jussel.
A Rosary was recited Monday evening, April 30, 2012, 7 p.m. MT at St. John’s Catholic Church, Wauneta, Neb.
?Funeral services for Cody were held Tuesday morning, May 1, 2012, 10:30 a.m. MT at the Wauneta-Palisade High School gymnasium in Wauneta with Father Val Bartek officiating.
?Lector was Kenneth Smith and servers were Wes Anderjaska, Joel Maris and Jacob Maris.
Eulogy was given by Head Doane College Football Coach Matt Franzen.
Musical arrangements were by Blair Dixon and Dawn Doetker.
Casketbearers were Rob Keeney, Kayle Barnes, Cody Barnes, Tanner Kerchal, T.J. Ellicott, Taylor Dixon and Justin Haskins.
Honorary casketbearers were the Doane College football team.
Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, Neb.
A memorial has been established to the Doane College Athletic Fund in care of the football program.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.