Donald L. Ladd Jr.

November 19, 1925 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 94)


Age 94 passed away peacefully on 05-07-2020 at his daughter Jean’s home who cared for him since Jan broke her leg. 

Preceeded in death by parents, Lulu and Donald Ladd Sr.; wife, Eunice; step-grandson, Garrett LaForce. 

Survived by loving wife of 36 years, Janice; children, Bonita Sullivan, Donald (Shari), Jack, Jean (Kathy); ex-daughter-in-law, Allison; step-children, Mark (Sheila) LaForce, Kathy (Bob) Westensee and Jeff (Gloria) LaForce; grandchildren, Spencer (Heather), Stephen, Kathryn, Michael (Kristal), Eric and Joe; step-grandchildren, Scott (Nicole), Jeffrey (Carly), Kim (Taylor), Andy, David (Megan), Daniel, Timothy, Ben (Lindsay) and Ryan (Karady); great-grandchildren, Sadie, Mara, Asher, Harrison, Colby, Stella, Kason, Ava, Greta and Dillon. 

Known for his love of people and heart of service, Don volunteered for New Hope Police Department, Guardian Angels, and Sherburne County Refuge and was with the New Hope and Elk River Lions for 45 years.  He was a nature lover who enjoyed camping.  Don and Jan went to Arizona in the winter for 21 years where he went hiking, gleaning, stained glass and made many friends.  They enjoyed many years of traveling and visiting friends across the U.S.  Don worked as a service manager for several car dealerships and helped keep the kids automobiles running. 

Don was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. 

Private burial at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. 

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