OBITUARY: Cory C. Caudell

Cory C. Caudell, 39, died Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Diversicare in Sedgwick.
He was born Aug. 30, 1979, in Newton to Mark Caudell and Teresa (Kirchmer) Stucky.
Cory was a 1998 graduate of Newton High School and worked for Excel in Hesston prior to his illness. Cory was known for his unique sense of humor and the easy way he made friends. He had a caring personality and often helped people in need; he never met a stranger. He liked spending time talking and laughing with friends and family. He enjoyed fishing, playing softball and listening to music, but his greatest joy in life were his children.
Cory is survived by his mother Teresa and stepfather Don Stucky; father Mark Caudell; children Caleb and Annika Caudell; sisters Tara (Nick) Schmidt, Kylie (Bo) Tucker and Chelsey Caudell; grandparents Chuck (Nancy) Caudell and Jan Caudell; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marion and Lois Kirchmer, and his children’s mother, Amy Curtis.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in the family life center at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton, with Chaplain Laura Snyder of Serenity Hospice presiding. A register book is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day prior to the memorial service at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.
Memorials are suggested to the Caudell Children Education Fund, Diversicare of Sedgwick or Serenity Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.