OBERLIN -- Norman "Rod" Rodney Ladd, 59, died in McCook Sunday (Sept. 3, 2006).
He was born July 14, 1947, in Omaha to Norman Russell and Ethel Lois (Leonard) Ladd. He grew up in Omaha and attended Benson High School. He later received his GED. He was a truck driver, mechanic and welder.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1970 in Viet Nam.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include: his children, Matthew and wife Crystal of McCook, Kelly Ladd of Valley and Carrie Ladd of Logan, Iowa; and three grandchildren; his mother Lois Ladd of Waterloo; five brothers, Wayne Ladd and wife Gert of Stephens City, Va., Don Ladd and wife Rita of Mechanicsville, Md., Dennis Ladd and wife Pat of Mooresville, N.C., Steve Ladd of Greenleafton, Minn., Mike Ladd and wife Jackie of Nickerson; five sisters, Sharyn Duncan and husband Ron of Baltimore, Md., Candace Janka and husband, David of South Milwaukee, Wisc., Pat Weeks and husband Gary of Waterloo, Kathy Taylor of Blair, and Debbie Johnson and husband Brian of Grand Meadow, Minn.
Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. south of Danbury at the Sherman Cemetery in Decatur County, Kan.
There will be no public viewing. Friends and family may sign his book at the funeral home during business hours, Tuesday through Thursday or go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to leave condolences.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.