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James R. Modisett, 93, Tipton, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Hooverwood in Indianapolis.
He was born on July 27, 1924, in Cass County to Forrest and Geneva (Fouts) Modisett. On Sept. 2, 1949, he married Diane Tutewiler, and she survives.
James was a farmer and cattleman. He graduated from Logansport High School and Purdue University's Ag Short Course. James was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army. He was stationed in Indo China from 1943-1945. James was a member of the Windfall Christian Church and National Cattleman's Association.
James is survived by his wife of 68 years, Diane; two children, Greg Modisett and wife Judy, Windfall, and Jeff Modisett and wife Jennifer, Manhattan Beach, California; a brother, Frank Modisett, San Pedro, California; four grandchildren, Erik Modisett and wife Sarah, Elisha (Modisett) Kemp and husband Reed, Hunter Modisett and Haden Modisett; three great-grandchildren, Olivia Modisett, Alex Kemp and Andrew Kemp; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, Tom Modisett, Kelley Modisett, Joanna Lindberg and Barbara Green.
Funeral services for James will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Roudebush presiding. Burial with military honors will follow in Deer Creek Hopewell Cemetery, Deer Creek.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Windfall Christian Church, 211 N. Independence St., Windfall, IN 46076.
Published on November 21, 2017
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