Ben L. Modrell, Jr. was born in Salina, Kansas on 3 July 1962 and departed this earth 21 October 2022. Ben graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 1980. He moved to Denver after graduation and began working for Citibank.

After a career of over 33 years and a move to Chicago, Ben retired in the summer of 2019 as a global project manager. Ben returned to Colorado Springs following a major medical event in 2021 to be near family.

Ben is survived by his two sisters, Susan and Brenda; and five nieces and nephews: Derek, Logan, Staci, Kelsey and Jake. As per Ben’s wishes a private family gathering will be held to honor his memory and that in lieu of flowers any donations be given to the Humane Society of Colorado Springs in his honor.

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  1. I met Ben when we were both 22 through mutual friends shortly after I moved to Denver. He let me know about a vacancy in his building and I moved into the 2nd floor and he lived on the 3rd floor. We were friends for many years and kept in touch. I visited him a few years ago when I was passing through Chicago and was able to check out his beautiful Townhouse and the home he lived in on the other side of it. He dearly loved his dogs he had over the years and took great care of them. I know the last year and a half were really rough but I am glad you had your sister Brenda to help assist with your needs. I hope you are at peace now.
    See you on the other side, Cameron Burno

  2. My deepest sympathies to Ben’s family. I met Ben in my early 20’s and he was one of my original mentors in corporate life. Ben had a witty sense of humor that was quick and was quintessential Ben. And while Ben and I drifted apart over the subsequent decades I would get that random call reaching out to reconnect. Reflecting back perhaps the call was a reminder of our youth and that we stay connected. In life we get three buckets, time health and wealth, and with each departure of a loved one and friend those buckets come more into focus and the urgency to ensure that the time we have left on this earth is spent well.
    Ben thank you for your friendship, mentorship and know that I am a better person and leader that our lives crossed so early in this journey.

  3. Just heard today that Ben passed away – my deepest condolences to his family. Having worked with Ben many years in Denver before he moved to Chicago and me to Texas – so many great memories. Rest in Peace Ben, and we will see you again.

  4. I was saddened to hear of Ben’s passing. I received the news on February 20, 2024. Heartfelt condolences to his family. We were colleagues for 20 plus years. I enjoyed his sense of humor and I’m glad he was not only a colleague but my friend. Though the voice is quiet, The spirit echoes still. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again.

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