Susan Kay Modglin, 62, of Danville, IL, passed away Friday January 31, 2020 peacefully after a long struggle with illness, and surrounded by her family at OSF Sacred Heart Hospital in Danville.
Susan was born September 18, 1957 in Danville, IL to Donald and Nancy Cole. She attended Danville High School and in 1979 was accepted into the Electrical Apprenticeship of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #538 and became the very first Journeywoman Electrician in the Danville area and was a Pioneer for Women in the Building Trades.
She met Rexall Modglin, also from Danville, while both were working for the IBEW and they married November 23, 2001 while on a family trip to Mississippi. Sue and Rex made Danville their lifelong hometown ever since. She retired from IBEW during 2013.
Susan leaves behind a surviving child; Robert Reed, 45, of Kenosha, WI and grandchildren Noah, age 19, Aidan, 14, and Chelsea, 26. And also children Tiffany Modglin of Sedro Wooley, WA, Luke (Angela) Modglin of Westville, IL, and Matthew (Harmony) Modglin of Jacksonville, FL, along with six other grandchildren – Macy, Rexy, Travy, Kyler, Madilynn and Bailey.
One brother, David, resides in Danville. She had a special niece Jacqueline Cole, and twin nephews Dustin and Christopher.
Both her parents, one brother Donald Jr. Cole, and nephew Blake Notardonato Cole, preceded her in death.
Sue enjoyed watching the birds and riding on the golf cart with her beloved dog Izzabell on their property in Leisure Time.
A special thanks to Dr. Labayog and the OSF nursing staff at the cancer center, she loved watching the animals there. In lieu of flowers Sue requested contributions be made to the Danville OSF Sacred Heart Cancer Center Patient Nature Garden.
A Celebration of Susan’s life will be held at 10am on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834 with Raymie Gordon officiating. Visitation will be on Monday February 3, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Sunset Funeral Home.
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