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Stephen McVey Ladd, age 77, of Carson City, where he was respected and loved, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Manistee River while pursuing his passion of fly fishing. He was born Feb. 14, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Bruce and Dorothy (Dyer) Ladd.
Steve owned and operated Ladd Enterprises, Inc. for over 30 years, working as a hospital consultant all across the nation.
Steve was an avid golfer, pheasant hunter and fly fisherman, and through his various pursuits he traveled the world.
He was a member of the Flint Rainbow Club on the Pere Marquette River in Baldwin. In his retirement he was dedicated to the works of Project Healing Waters, an organization that helps wounded veterans heal through fly fishing.
Steve was gifted with many talents. He was an artist, photographer and he enjoyed sailing the waters of Lake Michigan. He participated in and celebrated the successful completion of the Chicago Yacht Club's race to Mackinac. Steve also loved his Chicago Cubs and was elated to have been able to see them win the World Series in 2016, fulfilling a lifelong dream for him.
Steve is survived by the love of his life for the past 30 years, Roberta McKenna Jensen, of Carson City; her sons, Mark (Samantha) Jensen, Tad (Chelsea Jones) Jensen and Jared Jensen; three children, Scott (Dawn) Ladd, Stephenie (Shawn) Scholl and Jennifer Lynn Ladd; six grandchildren, Clinton, Franklin, Tabor, Tyler, Liam and Nieve; great-grandchildren, Reagan, Calvina and LahKari; two brothers, Bruce (Dolly) Ladd and Bart (Janice) Ladd; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Stuart.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 404 N. Division St., Carson City, MI 48811. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City, with a rosary recitation beginning at 7:30 p.m., and on Friday, June 9, from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Healing Waters, PO Box 695, LaPlata, MD 20646; or Carson City Crystal High School Clay Target Team, 213 E. Sherman St., Carson City, MI 48811.
To leave a condolence for the family please visit www.luxfuneralhomes.com.
Published on June 7, 2017
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