Earl Roger Ladd, 85, of Ft. Jennings passed away Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 at St. Rita’s Hospital.
He was born October 16, 1937 to Earl and Janice (Snyder) Ladd. At age 15, Roger had met the love of his life and on July 30, 1960 he married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Fravel, who survives in Ft. Jennings.
Also surviving are three children, Greg (Janine) Ladd, Doug (Cheryl) Ladd and Jennifer (Wesley) Klir; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and three siblings, Dean Ladd, Bob Ladd and Barb Boothby.
Roger joined the Navy following graduation from Jefferson High School and served honorably in the Pacific, stationed on Guam. He worked at UPS, Central Soya, ran a tree trimming service and later a trucking company. He owned and operated the A & W Root Beer drive-in, The Townhouse Inn and The Wheel Inn in Delphos for many years.
Roger taught his family and friends the value of hard work through example and the love story of Roger and Gloria’s marriage serves as an example to all of what a husband and wife should be.
Roger showed his family how to be the best father, “gramps”, father-in-law and friend that anyone could ever know. His life was a selfless one, always serving his family, his friends, those he loved and the Lord.
Visitation will be Friday, January 6th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Weber Funeral Home in Delphos. A celebration of Roger’s life will be held on Saturday, January 7th at the funeral home beginning at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory can be made to The American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared at weberfh.net.
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