Christian 04

Carl L. Modlin

September 9, 1939 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 82)


Carl Leroy Modlin, 82 of Mishawaka, Indiana went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday April 3, 2022.  Carl was born on September 9, 1939, in South Bend, Indiana to Murray Leroy and Lucille Fern (Eastridge) Modlin.  He was the 2nd of 5 children.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Murray Robert Modlin and his sister, Jane Sue (Modlin) Jantzi. 

Carl was a 1957 graduate of Lakeville High School.  He attended Minnesota Bible College and then spent some time serving at the Christian Indian School in Sedona, Arizona which began a lifelong passion for mission work.  Carl left Arizona and returned to Indiana to attend Bethel College where he received his teaching degree.   Carl taught Math in the South Bend Community School district for many years.

Carl devoted many years to missions under the umbrella of his alma mater, Bethel University.  In 2008, Carl and his friend, Roberto Gonzalez, who was like a son to him, began training Spanish pastors throughout the country and Mexico.  Together they have graduated over 100 students who are now missionaries and preachers, the last group from Chihuahua, Mexico in March.  At the same time they were teaching, they started a mission with Spanish immigrants in Mishawaka.  Carl loved serving people and the Lord.  He cooked food for the homeless mission in downtown South Bend and was always happy loving the people.

Carl is survived by his brothers, Gary (Norma) Modlin of Grant, MI, Guy (Carolyn) Modlin of Alma, MI; a sister-in-law, Sue Modlin of Mishawaka; and a brother-in-law, Don Jantzi of South Bend.  He was very loved by his 11 nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.  His hats were a part of his personality, and he laughed every time he smiled.  He will be greatly missed.

Visitation with the family will be held at Hahn Funeral Home in Mishawaka on Friday, April 8, 2022, from 11:00 to 1:00. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seminario Teologico Bethel, 1015 Prairie Ave, South Bend, IN 46614.

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April 8, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hahn Funeral Home
505 W 8th Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

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