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James R. Modisett, 93, Tipton, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Hooverwood in Indianapolis. He was born in Cass County, Indiana, July 27, 1924, to Forrest and Geneva (Fouts) Modisett. On Sept. 2, 1949, he married Diane Tutewiler, who survives.
James was a farmer and cattleman. He graduated from Logansport High School and Purdue University's Ag Short Course. James was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army. He was stationed in Indochina from 1943 to 1945. James was a member of Windfall Christian Church and the National Cattleman's Association.
James is survived by his wife of 68 years, Diane; two children, Greg Modisett and wife Judy, Windfall, Jeff Modisett and wife Jennifer, Manhattan Beach, California; a brother, Frank Modisett, San Pedro, California; four grandchildren, Erik Modisett and wife Sarah, Elisha (Modisett) Kemp and husband Reed, Hunter Modisett, and Haden Modisett; three great-grandchildren, Olivia Modisett, Alex Kemp and Andrew Kemp; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, Tom Modisett, Kelley Modisett, Joanna Lindberg and Barbara Green.
Funeral services for James will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carl Roudebush presiding. Burial with military honors will follow in Deer Creek Hopewell Cemetery, Deer Creek, Indiana. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday.
Memorial contribution may be made to Windfall Christian Church, 211 N. Independence St., Windfall, IN 46076.
Published on November 21, 2017
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