Jacqueline J. ‘Jackie’ Ladd

April 15, 2011

Jacqueline Joyce ‘Jackie’ Ladd, Otsego, age 84, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Kalamazoo. She was born May 30, 1926 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Howard and Marguerite (Higgins) Ladd. She would have celebrated her 85th birthday on May 30th.

Jackie graduated from Otsego High School and worked as a clerical worker at various companies, including local banks, Kalamazoo College, K-Mart, Parker Hannifin’s Span Brass Co. and Braun’s Gallery gift shop in Plainwell. Jackie also received her Real Estate license and was a realtor at Professional Realty in Plainwell for many years.

 She loved to travel and loved the Phoenix, Arizona area where she lived for many years. She enjoyed traveling to England, France and Switzerland with her niece, Rhonda. Jackie enjoyed being with people and was always active in many social events, including a Plainwell bowling league. She loved music, concerts and plays. She also enjoyed the Lake Michigan area, her dog, Abbie, and spent some winter months in Florida in her RV.

 Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Elizabeth ‘Lila’ Ladd, her beloved brother Eugene Ladd who died in the Philippines as a U.S. Paratrooper, and recently a sister and brother-in-law, Nadene and Homer Shaffer. Surviving are two nieces, Rhonda (Pat) McGonagle of Tampa, Florida, and Jackie (Gordon) Stineback of Otsego, and many great nieces and nephews.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Contributions can be made in her honor to VFW Post #3030 in Otsego. Messages of condolence may be left at Winkelfuneralhome.com

    This is a Widget Section

    This section is widgetized. If you would like to add content to this section, you may do so by using the Widgets panel from within your WordPress Admin Dashboard. This Widget Section is called "Right Post Sidebar"