Codi Dawn Meier was born May 20, 1985 in Mitchell, to Greg and Melody (Kost) Schoon. She grew up and attended schools in Mitchell and Letcher and graduated from Artesian-Letcher High School in 2003. She attended Dakota Wesleyan University and graduated from Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls in 2005 with a degree in Criminal Justice. On May 27, 2006 she married Patrick Meier at the Wesleyan Church in Mitchell. She farmed with her husband on the Meier family farm and worked at the Rosewood Barn Hunting Lodge. She was active in athletics and enjoyed rodeo and hunting. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Letcher.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick; her parents, Melody Schoon and Kelly Straw of Letcher, Greg and Cheri Schoon of Parkston; three half sisters: Kylene Straw, Letcher, Billie Schoon, Parkston, Bobbi Schoon, Parkston; two step-brothers: Ricky Dant, Huron, Jacob Dant, Mitchell; her grandparents: Darlene Kost, Letcher; Dennis and Carolyn Kost, Rapid City, Rosie Fritz, Brookings, Marion Straw, Mitchell; great-grandmother, Elizabeth Kost, Parkston; her mother and father-in-law, Mark and Barbara Meier, Mount Vernon; brother-in-law, Matthew Meier, Mount Vernon; sister-in-law, Carol Meier, Mitchell; three nephews, Chandler Dant, Xander Dant and Van Del Johnson, and a godson, Connor Kerkow.
In lieu of flowers a Scholarship Fund has been established.