ERNEST “ERNIE” MODTLAND

E. Modtland Web PhotoErnest Modtland, of Mora, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at First Light Health System in Mora. He was 84 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Bob Bohachek officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

INTERMENT will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. Assembly Area #2.

Ernest “Ernie” Carroll Modtland’s journey of life ended in Mora, MN on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. He was 84 years old.

Ernie’s journey of life began on May 16, 1929 in Willmar, MN. He was born to Edward and Cornelia (Froland) Modtland.

Ernie attended Lincoln Elementary School and graduated from Willmar High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He met his lovely wife Georgianna “Annie” while in the Army and they were married on March 28, 1953. His love for trains led him to the Burlington Northern Railroad where he worked as a Brakeman until he retired in 1989. Mora, MN is where Ernie and Annie spent their retirement years. Ernie was a true people person who loved to laugh and truly loved his family.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Cornelia (Froland) Modtland; daughter, Wanda Modtland; son at birth; grandson, Larry Modtland; granddaughter, Arkeia Isaacson; brothers, Arden Modtland and Johnnie Modtland.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Georgianna “Annie;”  children: Dawn (Ron) Brown, Rose Isaacson, Gretchen Modtland, Pam Modtland, Julie Modtland; twelve grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie (Wendell) Swanson; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ernie will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

4 guestbook entries for ERNEST “ERNIE” MODTLAND

  1. Jim D. February 14, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    please remove my name at this time from sign guest book. thank you jim devorak

  2. DAWN BROWN (RON) February 17, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS HOW MUCH I WILL MISS YOU. I COULDN’T HAVE CHOSEN A BETTER DAD. I HAVE MANY GREAT MEMORIES TO HOLD ONTO THAT I WILL CHERISH FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I LOVE YOU DAD! I NEED TO SIGN OFF AS THE TEARS KEEP FLOWING. I LOVE YOU. SINCERELY, YOUR DAUGHTER, DAWN MARIE.

  3. candice modtland February 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    Grandpa you are the best man i met!!! How you loved us all and jesus will never be lost in my memories.you taught me whats important in my life like trusting god and how to accept people who are different than me.you had a good way of doing both!you showed me your heart which is full of gold.you stood by my grandma,my mom,and your other girls through there whole life.im proud of you!! You proved to me all men arent evil and worthless!your life was a calling and not wasted in vanity! You will be missed and remembered by me and many family members.we will always love you grandpa! Your memory will be passed down to our children and their children.we will always tell them of gods glory used in your life. I know your with god and your in peace and im happy for u but will miss you still..please visit me in my dreams!!r.i.p. grandpa

  4. bruce allan brown February 19, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    There’s no words great enough to explain the loss I feel today. I love you grandpa and I’m going to miss seeing you on that yard on the John deer but I will be thinking of you while I’m mowing the yard this summer. I’m going to get grandma out on that deck a lot more this summer also.

    P.S. KEEP SENDING YOUR PRAYERS TO US WE NEED THEM!!!!

    Alawys your loving grandson. Bruce

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