St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Tuedsay April 20th, 2010
Victor L. Ladda, the son of Louis and Mathilda (Elfmann) Ladda, was born on May 1, 1929 in Marysville Township. He was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in 1929 and confirmed at Pelican Lake Church in 1943.
Vic married Dorothy Peterson on May 23, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church. Vic was an Automatic Transmission Technician and employed for many years at Henneman and Christianson Chevrolet, Buffalo and Village Chevrolet, Wayzata. He owned and operated Vic’s Auto Service in Buffalo until he retired. After retirement he spent 13 years as an active volunteer at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, Minnesota and was recognized as their Community Hero in 2008. He was a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and actively involved through the years as a board member, treasurer, Sunday School teacher and usher.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 19, 2010 from 4-8 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM. Further visitation will be held 1 hour prior to services, at the church. A Celebration of Life for Victor Ladda will be held Tuesday, April 20 at 11 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Buffalo with interment at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Vic enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking and working on cars. Vic is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 56 years; 4 children, Karen Ladda, Buffalo, Beth Swanson, Maple Grove, Connie and (Peter) Rodosovich, New Brighton, Stuart Ladda, Kissimmee, Florida; 7 grandchildren, Chad Ladda, Blaine, Andrea Ladda, St. Paul, Erik Swanson, Plymouth, Justin Aycock, Kissimmee, Florida, Scott Swanson, Maple Grove, Joshua Ladda, Kissimmee, Florida, and Brianna Swanson, Maple Grove; 1 sister, Mildred Ernst, Buffalo; 2 sisters-in-law, Maxine Ladda, Hanover, Christine Warzecha, Monticello; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Ladda; parents, brother, Herman Ladda; brothers-in-law, Bill Peterson and August Ernst.
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is proud to have served the family.