Ronald Lee Modler passed away on Dec. 28, 2018, at Adventist Health in Sonora at the age of 63. Born on Sept. 16, 1955, in Sterling, Ill. and was a contractor until his retirement. I’m his younger years he would ride and train horses. He was in multiple competitions and shows bucking and truck riding on horses. He enjoyed walking, making origami flowers which he loved to hand out to people he met on his walks, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father Raymond Modler and his brothers Raymond, Rick and Ross Modler. He is survived by his mother Rita Modler, brother Randy Modler, sister Rose Ortner of Iowa. His wife Nancy Dau and daughter Nicole Dau of California. His daughter Christina Peoples, son-in-law Nathan Peoples, grandson Nathan Peoples Jr., grandaughter Samantha Peoples and great-grandson Braxton Emken of Nebraska.