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Gene Oliver Ladd

April 15, 1931 May 15, 2022
Gene Oliver Ladd
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Gene Oliver Ladd, age 91, of Knox, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 15, 2022 leaving us all with his warm feelings and a positive belief in the future. Gene was born April 15, 1931 in Chicago to Oliver Ladd and Margaret O’Leary Ladd, both deceased. After High School he attended the University of Illinois and achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he received a Silver Star and Purple Heart. He retired as a Managing General Agent in the Insurance industry and during his career he had built, nurtured and eventually sold several highly successful insurance operations. He was also very active in his community, sitting on several boards focused on helping those in need, including the Indiana Community Foundation and the Bass Lake Conservancy. On October 7, 1951 he married Nancy Shanklin, she survives. Also surviving are his son, David Ladd of Pascoag, Rhode Island, and a grandson, Oliver Ladd of Knox. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. M.C. Smith Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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