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Jean M. Modro

Birth Date: January 7, 1925
Death Date: January 10, 2019

Jeanette Marian Modro, 94, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. 

Jean was born January 7, 1925 in Belleville, IL to Fred and Emma (Lebkuecher) Ehrstein. She married Harold “Moe” Wayne Modro, Sr. on April 10, 1948, in Belleville, IL. He passed away October 25, 1997. 

She is survived by her eight children, Hal Modro of Neponset, IL, Tim (Amy) Modro of Forsyth, IL, Fred (Oznur) Modro of Houston, Tx, Mary (Edward) Knobeloch of Dothan, AL, Susan (Mike) Jakovac of Columbia, IL, Michele (Del) Peters of Maroa, IL, Caroline (Tim) Thrall of Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Monica (Jesse) Jinks of Decatur, IL; her daughter-in-law, Lisa Modro of Kewanee, IL; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Ehrstein of Belleville, IL and Fred (Rosemary) Ehrstein of Belleville, IL 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her son, Daniel Modro. 

The family would like to give special thanks to HSHS St. Johns Hospice for their compassion and care for their mom. 

Visitation services to celebrate the life of Jeanette Modro will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 12 noon Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in Floral Hill Cemetery in Neponset, IL. Memorials may be directed to Humane Society of Decatur Macon County.

The family of Jean Modro is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

January 14, 2019
5:00 pm
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Graveside Service
January 15, 2019
12:00 pm
Floral Hill Cemetery
Neponset, Illinois
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  1. For Hal Modro and family

    Written by: gayle kersulis wright

    Hal, here I was looking to find you to send some of Polly’s old letters and I find this, your mother’s obituary. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t help but remember that you and Polly reconnected via a condolence card and here I am trying to send you one. please contact me? gayle wright. I just mailed copies of the letters to Timmo……

  2. I remember so many things about the Modro family, but most of all how kind and patient Mrs. Modro was. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Jean M. Modro

    Written by: Kathy & Max Ashley

    So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the knowledge that your mom is with your dad, Daniel and Jacob now.

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