James "Jim" Ladd

June 12, 2022


James “Jim” Ladd, age 87, longtime Lombardian, died June 12, 2022. 

Jim was the loving husband of the late Linda Ladd nee Krontz and the late Glenda Ladd nee Blatchley; dear father of Dan (Kerri) Ladd, Lisa (Mike) Szudarski, Marnie (John) Gaertner, Kathryn (Joseph) Lelko and the late Thomas Ladd; loving step-father of Elyse (Peter) Murphy; grandfather of 8, Alec Gaertner, Lukaz Szudarski, Ayla Gaertner, Karrson Ladd, Shane Szudarski, Zara Ladd, Nolan Murphy and Olivia Murphy; loving relative and friend of many.  Jim loved his dogs, Daisy and Dolly, dearly.

Jim grew up on a turkey farm in Ipava, Illinois.  He was a coach and teacher at Willowbrook High School where he taught biology, science and driver’s education. He enjoyed interacting with his students.

Jim was an avid bowler and he enjoyed golfing.  He was a collector of toys.  Jim loved to go out to eat with his family.  He was a faithful fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears.

Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, June 23, 2022, 3-7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. 

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Memorial Gathering
June 23, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

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