Marven Dale Modrow (1928-2018)

Marven Dale Modrow, 89, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 in Lindsborg.
He was born Oct. 9, 1928 in Lincoln, Kan. to John and Lena (Castle) Modrow. A 64-year resident of Kanopolis, Dale was a mechanic for White Construction for many years and also worked as a hoist operator for Independent Salt Co.
He married Muriel Ardith Bunch in Lincoln on March 26, 1952. He served his country during the Korean Conflict while in the U.S. Army. Dale was a member of the former American Legion Post of Kanopolis (now of Ellsworth) where he was a commander, vice-commander, and secretary. He also served as the mayor of Kanopolis and on the Kanopolis Volunteer Fire Department.
Dale is survived by his sons, Richard (Connie) Modrow and Jack (Joan) Modrow, both of Kanopolis; five grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and brother, Lee (Carol) Modrow of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardith; daughter, Audrey Cravens; brothers, Lawrence and Roy; and sister, Marleen Gleason.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth with inurnment following in the Kanopolis Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Post 174 of Ellsworth, Bethany Home of Lindsborg, or Kindred Hospice, c/o  Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439
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