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Richard Modderman

August 16, 1935 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

Went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday morning April 19, 2021. Rich was born August 16, 1935 in Kalamazoo the son of Helmer and Elizabeth (Beck) Modderman. He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 1953 where he played baseball and basketball. In 1962, he started Modderman Builders and built numerous houses in the area over the years. In 1994, he started developing the Rose Arbor Home Development which includes many beautiful homes. Rich was a longtime member of Third Christian Reformed Church where he was involved with many committees and positions. He was an avid Kalamazoo Christian sports fan and would be seen at many sporting events. He loved watching his grandsons play sports and would travel many miles to watch them play a baseball game. Rich was very involved in the community, which included Past President of the Comet Booster Club; a member of the Home Builder's Association; and volunteer and board member of Second Impressions. On April 20, 1956 he was united in marriage to his wife of 59 years, Carol (VanZanten) who preceded him in death on May 28, 2015. On November 9, 2018 Rich was united in marriage to Sandra (Gruizenga) who survives. He is also survived by his son Todd (Deb) Modderman; grandsons, Kurt (Rachel) Modderman, Nate (Katie) Modderman; great-grandchildren, Liliana, Shae, Reagan, and Grant; several step-sisters and nieces and nephews. Also surviving Rich is Sandy's family, Kurtis (Kimberly) Terpstra, Heidi Terpstra; Alexis, Seth, Cailey and McKenna Terpstra. Friends may meet the family from 4:00-7:00pm Thursday, April 22 and from 10:00-11:00am Friday, April 23 at the Third Christian Reformed Church, 2400 Winchell Ave where services will be held at 11:00am Friday. Private family interment will be in Genessee Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Third Christian Reformed Church, the Kalamazoo Christian Comet Booster Club, or the Leukemia Foundation. To view Rich's personalized webpage please visit https://www.langelands.com. To view the funeral service via zoom go to https://youtube.com/c/ThirdCRC


Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Third Christian Reformed Church
2400 Winchell Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Visitation
Friday
April 23, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Third Christian Reformed Church
2400 Winchell Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Funeral Service
Friday
April 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Third Christian Reformed Church
2400 Winchell Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Donations

Third Christian Reformed Church
2400 Winchell Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008

Kalamazoo Christian Comet Booster Club

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
549 Ottawa Ave. Suite 307, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Tel: 8885577177
Web: http://www.lls.org/

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