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John Modricker

November 2, 1933 ~ March 13, 2017 (age 83)

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John Modricker, 83, died comfortably with his family at his Andalusia home after a short illness on March 13th, 2017.

John was the oldest son of Charles and Leona Modricker of Logansport, Indiana, where he spent his youth.  Preceding him in death were his parents, his Uncle Robert Modricker, and his daughter, Katherine Ann (Kam) Modricker of Moline, Illinois (1981).

John is survived by his wife, Veronica, of Andalusia, Illinois, his brother, Richard Modricker of Kokomo, Indiana; two sons, Mark Modricker of Chicago, Illinois, and Joshua Carlson and fiancée, Tessa Evans, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; a niece, Kelly Van Glabbeek, her husband, Douwe, and their two children of Atlanta, Georgia. 

John graduated in 1952, lettered in four sports (Football, Basketball, Track and Cross Country).  John was the winner of the 1952 Dewey Woodland award (which is now the John Price award).  John attended Wabash College, and went on to attend Bradley University in Peoria, and graduated Southeastern Louisiana University, with a degree in Biology and Chemistry.  He participated in collegiate level athletics at both universities.

John was a pharmaceutical salesman when he graduated college, and went on to teach high school Biology and Chemistry at United Township High School in East Moline, Illinois, where he also coached the JV baseball team.  He went on to work as a Sales Engineer and retired from EIS Corporation.

John and Veronica (Carlson) would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this October, 2017.  They built their Andalusia home (AKA The Ranch) together 22 years ago, and have enjoyed hosting  holidays, birthdays, wedding and baby showers, retirement parties and many more events.  John never knew a stranger and was loved by all with his vast knowledge of basically every subject on earth and the stories to go with it.

His hobbies were golfing, fishing, mushroom hunting, refereeing, all sports, carpentry, and spending time with his family and friends.  Cremation will be with Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan, Illinois.   As were his wishes, there will be no public service.  Any contributions can be given to Unity Point Hospice, who employees the most amazing staff of kind and caring individuals. 


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