In Memory of John "Jack" S. Modrell



John "Jack" S. Modrell
John "Jack" S. Modrell
Born: October 28, 1934
Died: December 18, 2019
Age: 85
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John "Jack" S. Modrell
October 28, 1934 - December 18, 2019
From: Battle Creek, IA

John “Jack” S. Modrell, age 85, of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate. Committal will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by Maple Valley Post No. 364 of the American Legion of Battle Creek, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

John “Jack” Samuel Modrell was born October 28, 1934, to John and Lucille (Wolcott) Modrell. He grew up in Battle Creek, Iowa and graduated May 1952. On August 12, 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He spent August 1954 to August 1955 stationed in Iceland. He was honorably discharged on August 12, 1957.

On August 21, 1955, Jack was united in marriage to Marian Schmidt. To this union was born John Samuel III, James and Joyce. The family resided and farmed the family farm near Battle Creek.

Jack was always interested in his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek for over 50 years and a church elder for 6 years. Jack was a Webelos scout leader, township trustee and member of the Maple Valley Post No. 364 of the American Legion of Battle Creek, IA.  

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marian Modrell of Battle Creek, IA; sons John (Julie) Modrell of Holstein, IA; James (Stacey) Modrell of Moville, IA; daughter Joyce (David) Johnson of Dumfries, VA; 6 grandchildren and their families, Dr. Corey (Kristin) Modrell and their children Madison and Trinity of Wasilla, AK, Amy (Chad) Stensland and their children Zoe and Piper of Sioux Falls, SD, Michael (Katie) Modrell and their children Wyatt, Emmett, Greeley and Warren of Washta, IA, Erica (Matthew) Paul and their Olivia due in April of Dumfries, VA, Alexa Modrell of Omaha, NE, Dr. Jace Modrell of Coralville, IA and granddaughter-in-law Dr. Andrea (Johnson) Michaelsen and her son Aidan Johnson of Jefferson, IA; sister Dolores Modrell of Battle Creek, IA; sister-in-law Elaine (Jack) Holdren of Omaha, NE; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents John and Lucille Modrell; a brother in infancy; and grandson Tyler Johnson.

 

SERVICES

10:00 a.m., Monday,
December 23, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Kevin J. Freese

VISITATION

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday,
December 22, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

MUSIC

"Precious Lord Take My Hand"
"Just As I Am"
"America The Beautiful"

INTERMENT

Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Condolences


Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:10 PM
“So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was one of 37 Grandchildren of John S & Arbela Modrell and he was my Grandmother Mildred Modrell Poore youngest cousin. John & Julie, you are in our prayers. The Poore's and the Modrell's of Nebraska are thinking of you and your family.”
- Doug & Janice L. Poore Grassmeyer
Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:22 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to Marian and family. I always enjoyed visiting with you and Jack when you would come to the Correctionville Nursing Home to visit. With deepest sympathies. Love to all.”
- Loretta (Roggatz) Frahm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“Marian and family, My deepest sympathy to you all. God Bless
- Fern Krayenhagen
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“Sorry to hear of Jack passing away. Will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- RENEA, PAT & BRITT SAUNDERS
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“My deepest sympathies to all the family of Jack. He and my grandma can sit and play cards and watch over the rest of us now. Praying for all of you. ”
- Jessica Keough
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“Sending hugs and prayers for the family, may your memories bring you peace and joy in the coming days. ”
- Teresa Hunt
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“Your family are in my thoughts and prayer's during this time.”
- Courtney Lytle
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to you. He loved to give me a bad time. He will be missed by many. John and Julie thinking of you”
- Colleen Hare
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