Gene was surrounded by his family when God decided to take him home. He is survived by his soul mate of 57 years, Mary (Gardner) Modreske. His daughter, Roxanne (Modreske) and Kenneth Keyzer; grandchildren, Cassandra (Keyzer) & Eric Young and Christopher & Bobbi (Hyde) Keyzer were the light of his life. He was doubly blessed with 4 Great-Grandchildren, Rilyn Keyzer, Joey Young, Chelsea Young & Madalynn Young and his brothers, Tom (Joan) Modreske and Floyd (Jean) Modreske. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and LilIian Modreske; brother, Henry Modreske, Adeline (Modreske) & Ronald Hines as well as MaryAnn (Modreske)Sevigny.
Gene was a huge part of the Wayland Community as owner of Wayland Chrysler for over 35 years. He started there washing cars and was in the building working to grow the business for over 60 years. His love for the Wyoming mountains moved him to build a cabin there for he and his family to enjoy. The love he had for Wyoming was passed on to the entire family and he was at peace there. He will forever be in our hearts and greatly missed by his family, friends and the Wayland Community.
A Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at SS Cyril and Methodius with a luncheon to follow.
In Lieu of flowers please consider donating to one of Gene & Mary's favorite charities. National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association, PO Box 1435, Dubois, WY 82513. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Spectrum Health Foundation, 100 Michigan St., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Or, Wayland Area Ambulance, 911 South Main St., Wayland, Ml 49348.
Spectrum Health Hospice
4500 Breton SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508
Wayland Area Ambulance Services
911 South Main St,, Wayland MI 49348
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center
PO Box 1435, Dubois WY 82513
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105