As you know, Firefighter Kody Michael Vanfossan, 24, of the Christopher (IL) Fire Department, died in the Line Of Duty on Sunday, May 5, 2019 while fighting a 6-alarm commercial building fire in Christopher. He idolized his father and followed in his footsteps by becoming a third-generation volunteer firefighter. They trained and fought fires side by side – as they did at the fire where Kody gave his life yesterday morning. Kody became a Cadet at age 16 and had a total of 9 years of service as a Firefighter.
Kody was a devoted father and soon to be husband, a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend.
He is survived by his fiancé Casey Garrett, 5-month-old son Erik Michael Vanfossan, his parents Brent and Mindy Vanfossan, brother Garrett Vanfossan, and sister Paige Vanfossan all of Christopher, and many family and friends.
Funeral services will be on Friday May 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christopher High School Gymnasium #1 Bearcat Drive Christopher, IL 62822 with Father Urban Osuji officiating.
Visitation will be on Thursday May 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Christopher High School Gymnasium with a Firefighter Walkthrough at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with a firefighter walkthrough at 10:45 a.m.
Burial will be at St Andrews Catholic Cemetery in Christopher.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to an educational fund for his son, checks can be made payable to Erik Vanfossan care of Mindy Vanfossan and will be accepted at any State Bank of Whittington Bank, Christopher City Hall or the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher.
Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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