Lawrence “Larry” George Ladick, 69, Tomahawk, father of two Portage County residents, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire as the result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Vesper with the Rev. Chester Osowski officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Vesper.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Krueger & Sons Funeral Home in Tomahawk and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the services.
The family would appreciate memorials to the American Heart Association.
Mr. Ladick was born June 2, 1930, in Vesper, a son of the late George and Lillian (Albrecht) Ladick.
He was married to Elaine Swetz in October 1950. She died in 1963. He was formerly married to Anita Rollins. On Feb. 12, 1977, he was married to Dianne Liebelt in Merrill.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he farmed in the Vesper area and also worked for Swetz Forest Products.
He started Ladick Trucking in 1956, hauling milk products and doing forestry and logging work. Two years later he began providing dump truck service and sand and gravel supply, including supply and delivery of decomposed granite. He retired in 1994.
He was also president of Mid State Disposal Service, providing solid waste services in central Wisconsin from 1969 until 1979, including a transfer station in Stevens Point.
After retirement, he continued to do limited road construction, site development and snow plowing in the Tomahawk area.
He was active in the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne, Tomahawk; three sons, Dave (Mary), Stevens Point, Dale (Kris Zimmerman), Vesper, and Duane (Renee), Mosinee; four daughters, Sandy (Jeff) Huser, Junction City, Sue (Dan) Savage, Nekoosa, Stacy (Tony) Isenhour, Springfield, Ore., and Sonia (Kurt) Weigel, Stratford; two sisters, Lucille (Gene) Wenker and Shirley (Eugene) Oleson, both of Vesper; 11 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Vellios.