Cody Knels, 33, Sidney, MT

Funeral services for Cody Knels, 33, Sidney, MT, were held Monday, May 8, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Congregational Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor David Meehan officiating. A luncheon followed the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

Cody Duane Knels was born Oct. 18, 1989 to Donald Raymond Knels and Debbie Lynn Swenson, Williston, ND. He lived in the country north of Fairview until 1992 when his parents separated. Cody's mom remarried in 1994 where the family moved to Rochester, WA. Cody loved to ride his bike and be outdoors. Anything to keep him active he was doing it. It was hard to get him to ever slow down, even for a few minutes. He was always on the go!

In 1997, the family purchased a home 41/2 miles NE of Fairview. In the summer, Cody enjoyed having friends over to play and ride bikes, and he was always on the go. He loved his siblings so much. He loved to tease his older siblings Justin and Krista. Kyle, his little brother was always his favorite.

When his first niece, Emily, came along he was over the moon. Seven years later his second niece Kaylee was born. He was now Uncle Cody times two! As the years went on and the girls grew taller, he would just smile so big because he couldn't tell them apart.

So many happy times! Cody's laugh was so infectious. It was a one of a kind laugh for sure. He sure loved his Pepsi, beef jerky and scary movies.

In 1998, Cody was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury and the doctors said he would never walk, talk or eat again, you name it. Cody sure proved them all wrong.

Cody our buddy, you are the strongest man we ever knew. Fly with the Angels our boy!

Cody is survived by his dad, Donald Knels; mom, Debbie Lawhead; stepdad, Curtis Lawhead; sister, Krista Knels; brothers, Kyle and Jade Lawhead; brother, Hunter Knels; nieces, Emily and Kaylee Johnson; grandpa, Larry Knels; and grandmother, Pat Knels; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his older brother, Justin Rang; grandparents, Jeanie and Jerry Swenson; great grandmother, June Olson; grandmother, Diane Knels; grandparents, Loren and Janice Lawhead; and uncle, John (Uncle Buck) Knels.


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