Obit: Ladd, Ilean Anna (1919 – 2016)


Surnames: Ladd, Harringa, Senne, Bonney, Hilliard, Dhein, Marek, Mahon, Walden, Persho, Widdel, Peterson, DeVries, Siefken, Davis, Pebbles, Wamuth

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 23 Mar 2016

Ladd, Ilean Anna (6 NOV 1919 – 22 MAR 2016)

Ilean Ladd, age 96, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Ilean Anna Harringa was born on November 4, 1919 in Titonka, Iowa the daughter of Harm and Minnie (Senne) Harringa. She attended school in Titonka and then did housework for families in the area. On April 17, 1948 she was united in marriage to Robert K. Ladd in Mankato, MN. After they were married, they worked at a canning factory in Blue Earth, MN and then farmed in Forest City, IA until 1958, when they moved to Wisconsin and farmed in the Globe area.

She was a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe. In her leisure time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, sewing and making quilts. Making doughnuts was a specialty of hers, and she would hand them out at Halloween to both children and adults.

She is survived by her husband, Robert, three children, Audrey Bonney of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Lynda Hilliard of Neillsville, WI and Dale (Janice) Ladd of Neillsville, WI. Seven grandchildren, Darlene (William) Dhein, Robert (Tammy) Marek, Kevin (Roberta) Bonney, Travis Ladd, Matthew, Ladd, Shannon Ladd and Cody Ladd, seven great grandchildren, William Dhein Jr., Ashlea Dhein, Nicole Marek, Michael Marek, Kordell Bonney, Kourtney Bonney and Dakota Bonney, a brother, Eugene (Aurilla) Harringa of Cedar Falls, IA, a sister, Marcella Mahon of Leona Valley, CA, brothers-in-law, Ronald Ladd of Medesto, CA and Brock Walden of Forest City, IA, sisters-in-law, Dorothy Persho of Zearing, IA and Thelma Widdel of Chester, VA and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harm and Minnie Harringa, sons-in-law, Kenneth Bonney and Jerold Peterson, a great grandson, Brandon Bonney and siblings, John Harringa, Dick Harringa, Martha Schwartz, Louise DeVries, Lorraine Siefken, Leta Davis, Harold Harringa and Bernice Pebbles.

Funeral Services for Ilean will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe, WI. Pastor John Warmuth will officiate. Music will be provided by Karen Warmuth, organist. Interment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Church

Honorary Casket Bearer is: Matthew Ladd.

Casket Bearers are: William Dhein Sr., William Dhein Jr., Robert Marek, Michael Marek, Kordell Bonney and Travis Ladd.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ilean's family with Funeral arrangements.



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