Wm. Alan Ladd
Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home
Wm. Alan Ladd, 80, of Galva, Kansas, passed away at 10:56 a.m., Monday, July 8, 2013 while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital, McPherson. Alan was born in on his parents farm, rural Advance, Missouri on July 30, 1932, the son of Dora Pearl (Crites) and William Lacy Ladd.
Alan attended a country school near Advance, Missouri and graduated from Lutesville High School, Lutesville, Missouri in 1950. He then served in Germany during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge from the United States Army he attended Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Alan was a member of Galva Christian Church Galva, Kansas.
Through the years, Alan worked in many oil fields in Colorado, Wyoming, and Western Kansas. After moving to Galva, Kansas he worked for Swick Guth as a welder, and retired from the National Cooperative Refinery Association as a maintenance worker and painter after nearly 30 years.
Alan was a member of the American Legion Post 24, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715, and Elks Lodge #502 B.P.O.E. all of McPherson, Kansas.
Alan Ladd was united in marriage to Donna Walline on December 21, 1956 at Hutchinson, Kansas. They established their first home together in Galva, Kansas after moving extensively due to Alans work in the oil fields.
Surviving family members include -
Loving and devoted wife of over fifty-six years: Donna Ladd, of Galva, Kansas
Daughters: Vicki Johnston and her husband Rick, of Wichita, Kansas
Toni Shope, of Galva, Kansas
Seven grandchildren: Angie Coleman and her husband Cameron
Nicole Ozmai and her husband Steve
Six great-grandchildren: Campbell Coleman
Many nieces and nephews
Other relatives and a host of friends
Alan was preceded in death by his parents; his son Butch Ladd, his grandson Ryan Gribble, his sisters, Dorothy Sue aka Susie East, Mossette Stanley, and Jane Rockwell.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.
The funeral service will be held at Galva Christian Church, Galva, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013 with Reverend Tripp Edwards and Reverend Phil Radatz officiating.
The final resting place will be in the Empire Cemetery Galva, Kansas.
Military honors will be presented by members of the American Legion Post 24 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 both of McPherson.
Memorials are suggested to Galva Christian Church in memory of Alan and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.
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