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Obituaries > MODDER, LOUIS R.

Louis Robert Modder, 84, beloved husband of Ruthe Boomker Modder, died Dec. 11, 2005.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday evening, Dec. 16, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church. A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the church, where members of his Sunday school class, The Witness Class, are invited to serve as honorary escort and greeters. Military Rites and entombment will follow at Graceland East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, or to a charity of your choice.

Mr. Modder was born in Chicago to the late Louis and Ann Slager Modder. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, as part of the Edson’s Raiders. He was past owner of Lou Modder & Assoc. Food Brokerage of Greenville; and was a member of Kairos Prison Ministry, Pleasantburg Lions Club, and Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years; a son, Bob Modder and his wife, Suzanne Stewart Modder, of Simpsonville; a daughter, Ruthejo Russell and her husband, Sonny Russell, of Greenville; three grandchildren, Jocelyn, Meredythe and Hugh Russell; two step-grandchildren, Catherine and Margaret Stewart; two sisters and a sister-in-law, Joyce Modder Wiersma and her husband, Ken, Annamae Modder Veldman, and Esthermae Boomker Jegen and her husband, Rod, all of Chicago, Ill.; 12 nieces; and nine nephews. Predeceased was a brother-in-law, Clarence Veldman.

PalmettoCare Funeral Home is serving the Modder family.