Duane Alan Ladd, 56, of Taylorville, IL, died on November 26, 2011 at 12:30a.m. at his residence in Taylorville.  He was born February 1, 1955 in Taylorville, IL., the son of Edward Harry and Mary (Blessent) Ladd.  He was engaged to Theresa Tucker of Taylorville, IL.  He was a Line Foreman for GSI; he was with them for 28 years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.  Duane enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson with friends, He love classic country music, cars and Elvis.  He loved playing with his granddaughter Josie.

He is survived by Fiancee, Theresa Tucker; daughters, Julie (OJ) Kohl of Taylorville and Master Sgt Michelle Ladd of Riverton, IL.; granddaughter, Josie Mary Mae Kohl of Taylorville; brother, Michael (Toni) Ladd of Livingston, TX; nieces, Tamara Lewis of San Diego, CA and Brenda Johnson of North Pole, AK.  He was preceded in death by parents.

Funeral services will be at 10:30a.m Tuesday November 29, 2011 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev Jim Wolfe officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday, November 28, 2011 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.  Interment will be at Ponting Cemetery, Stonington, IL

Memorial: Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, SC 2880 N. Monroe, Decatur, IL  62526

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on line guest book at


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