David E. Ladage

VIRDEN - David E. Ladage, 59, of Virden, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at his home.

He was born October 18, 1953 in Springfield, the son of Delmar and Betty Braker Ladage. David graduated from Auburn High School in 1971 and from Lincoln land with an Associate's Degree in Agricultural Mechanics. He was employed by Snell Brothers Equipment Company, Virden, Konneker and Brown Equipment Company, and retired from Altofer Cat in Springfield. Trinity Lutheran Church was a very important part of David's Life where he served his Lord in many different capacities. David was also a member of the Macoupin Agricultural Antique Association.

Surviving are one son, Timothy S. Ladage of Springfield; parents, Delmar and Betty of Auburn; three brothers, Weldon (Emma Melinda) Ladage, Brent (Betty L.) Ladage both of Auburn, and Lloyd Ladage of Springfield; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Richard R. Harre officiating.

Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Auburn or the .

Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at


Published in The State Journal-Register on Nov. 16, 2012