Obituary: Dale E. Ladd


DECKERVILLE — Dale L. Ladd, 71, of Deckerville, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at his home.

He was born January 12, 1940 in Evart, the son of the late Herbert and Marvel (Gibson) Ladd. He married Miss. Dixie Foster on Dec. 27, 1958. Mr. Ladd taught Science at Deckerville Community High School for 28 years. He also coached varsity football, girls and boys track and taught drivers training for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,and raising cattle.

He is survived by his wife Dixie, of Deckerville; three sons, Steve Ladd, of Deckerville, Jeff (Ellen) Ladd, of Grand Ledge, and Tim (Sara) Ladd of Evart; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Kyle, Stephanie, Tyler Sydney, Trevin, Kaylee, and Jacob; five brothers, David Ladd, of Evart, Terry Ladd, of Kalamazoo, Norris Ladd, of Marion, Keith Ladd, of Ind., and Kenneth Ladd of Evart; one sister Marilyn Ladd of Evart; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dale L. Ladd was held Saturday, Aug. 13 in the McGregor United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jerry Griggs officiating. Cremation has taken place in Sunset Valley Crematory, Bay City. Memorials may be given to the Deckerville Community School Foundation.

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