Ernest 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.