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Gregory C. Modglin

Gregory C. Modglin, 56, of Waterloo, IL, died August 23, 2020, in St. Louis, MO. He was born January 26, 1964, in Red Bud, IL.


He is survived by his wife Dawn Modglin, nee Fischer; children Janelle (Tom) Cunningham, Marissa Modglin, Emelia Modglin, and Lily Modglin; granddaughters Emaline, Rosalie, and Genevieve Cunningham; sisters and brothers Kathy (Robert) Melliere, Dave (Janet) Modglin, Jim (Pat) Modglin, and Jenny (Robert) Radosevich; father-in-law and mother-in-law Herbert J. & Sharon M. (nee Hart) Fischer; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law Cindy (Steve) Breedlove, Wendy (Hamed) Al Habsi, Joshua Fischer, Aron (John) Fischer-Cummings; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Harold A. & Alice M. (nee Shea) Modglin.

Gregory was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo, Waterloo Knights of Columbus, Waterloo FFA Alumni, Worked at Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners; muscle car enthusiast; and an avid fan of his girls softball teams. 

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Sons of the American Legion - Prairie du Rocher Post #622,
SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo, or
Lily Modglin Education Fund

4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home

A private Funeral Mass will be held.

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To Greg's family, my most sincere sympathy. I sang in the choir with Greg at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church for many years. You couldn't find a nicer guy, always polite and kind -- and a beautiful voice to boot.

Take care and my peace to you all.

Del Descher Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathies to all of Gregs family A great young man lost too soon.
I remember Greg as the kind of co worker and employee it was an honor
To work with
Best Wishes
John Schrader

John Schrader Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Greg you were a great father, husband, son in law. You snuck out on us but now are truly in the hands of God. We will miss you

Herb and Sharon Fischer Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

Dawn I am so sorry. My prayers are for you and your family. If I can help you in any way please let me know. Love you, Nancy

Nancy Geiler Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers in the days and months ahead. Sending our sympathy and love, Kathy and Phil Horn

Kathy Horn Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

My very sincere condolences to the Modglin Shea family.We both began our elementary education experience in 1969; me as a teacher, and Greg as a 1st. grader.I watched Greg as a student grades 1-8th. and visited with him at the Shea-Hunter family reunions.Harold and Alice were very close.While serving as Postmaster, my father hired Alice to serve in the postal system, which she did with exemplary dedication. Harold was a close friend and often would drop by to share family news. So so sorry for this loss :(

Dr. Ted Fadler Aug 24 2020 12:00 AM