1998 - 2017

Kody Robert Dietrich, 18, of St. Charles, formerly of Pekin, peacefully passed away at 9:07 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.

Kody was born Aug. 21, 1998, in Pekin to Shelly Renea Vickers.

He is survived by his mother of St. Charles; one brother, Austin Dale Vickers of St. Charles; maternal grandparents, Rodney and Cynthia Giddens of Hammond, Ind.; great-grandparents, Geraldine Pribble of Pekin and Ron and Louise Giddens of North Pekin; one uncle, Keith Giddens of New Orleans, La.; one aunt, Sacha Vickers of Pekin; and five cousins, which were very close to Kody, Hayley R. Aguirre, Tobias Aguirre, Morgan Aquirre, Nathan Aguirre, all of Pekin, and Khloey Hajduk of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by one uncle, Roger Dale Vickers of Pekin; and one aunt, Wanda Lee Daniels of Pekin.

Kody was senior at St. Charles East High School and loved playing football, while attending school in Indiana. He worked as a service tech at Jiffy Lube in St. Charles, where he developed a love for working on vehicles.

Kody enjoyed being around family and friends, outdoor activities and anything that had to do with his brother, Austin. He will forever be remembered as a son, brother, grandson, great-grandson, nephew and friend to many people, which will truly miss his sparkling personality.

His funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cremation will be accorded following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria IL 61614.

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