William Paul Moder, 84, of New Holland, Ohio died Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 6:03 p.m. at the Valley View Care Center near Frankfort where he had been a patient since January 16.

Bill was born July 14, 1939, in Columbus, Ohio and was the only child of Walter and Frieda Brinkman Moder.  He was a 1957 graduate of Gibsinville (OH) High School and moved to New Holland in 2002, from Logan, Ohio.

He was a truck driver for Kroger for 31 years before his retirement in 2003.

Bill was a private pilot and enjoyed flying his plane to and from his landing strip at his home.

His first wife, Winona Donohue Moder died in 1995.

Bill is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ellen Holbrook whom he married January 27, 2001; three children, Ronal Moder of Laurelville, Melanie (Dick) Ogle and Jim Moder, all of Rock Bridge, OH; three stepchildren, Brenda (Tim) Hilderbrand of Lancaster, Nathan (Jane) Norris and David Norris, all of Columbus; ten grandchildren, four step grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren.

To honor his wishes, cremation will be observed and there will be no visitation or service.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.



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  • William Moder says:

    Mary Ellen,
    Thinking of you with extra special care during this difficult time.
    I remember what good times we had together when we met in Hagerstown to eat.
    Bill was a very likeable person.
    Nell Rainier