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MODLIN, Orva 1888-1978


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/22/2013 at 10:54:20

Orva Modlin Rites Tuesday

Orva Modlin died Saturday, May 27, 1978 at 6:49 a.m. at the Parkview Nursing Home in Reinbeck.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home at Grundy Center. Rev. John Latta, pastor of the United Methodist church, officiated. Mrs. Raymond Appel played "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art" as organ interludes; also other selected prelude and postlude numbers.

Casketbearers were Gerald Modlin, Terry Sorenson, Paul Ash, Dale Modlin, William Sievert and Ralph Modlin. Mrs. Clarence Schultz and Mrs. George Rohwer were floral attendants. Del Clark, Lee Schulz and Lyle Bokholt provided cars for the family use. Burial was in the Alice church cemetery, rural Conrad. Graveside rites were conducted by Telulah Lodge No. 285 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Friends and relatives returned to the Harold Modlin residence following the committal service for a period of fellowship and lunch. A memorial fund has been established.

He was born September 18, 1888 in Felix township, Grundy county, Iowa, and was 89 years, 8 months and 9 days of age at the time of his death. Orva was the son of Elias and Hannah Brown Modlin. On November 24, 1909 he was united in marriage to Ella J. Alexander at Marshalltown. After their marriage the couple farmed in Grundy county until moving to Grundy Center in 1923. He was engaged in various types of business, and was in the water pump service at the time of his retirement in 1953. His wife passed away on April 1, 1962. He continued to make his home alone until December 21, 1977, when he entered the Grundy County and Allen Memorial hospitals. On January 3, 1978 he became a resident of Parkview Manor in Reinbeck.

Mr. Modlin was a member of the Alice Church of God, a 63 year member of the IOOF lodge, and had been a member of the masonic Lodge for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters and one brother, and one grandson. His survivors include four sons, Raymond of Burbank, Calif., Clayton of Albert Lea, Minn., Clarence of Zion, Ill. and Harold of Grundy Center; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Groenwald of Grundy Center and one brother, Floyd of Santa Ana, Calif., three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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