John Modricker, 83, Andalusia, Illinois, died Monday, March 13, 2017, comfortably with his family at his home after a short illness.
John was the oldest son of Charles and Leona Modricker of Logansport, 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; two sons, Mark Modricker of Chicago, Illinois, and Joshua Carlson and fiancée, Tessa Evans, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and 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 from 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 from 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 Corp.
His hobbies were golfing, fishing, 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.
Published on March 15, 2017