Donald F. Ladenburger

PRINCETON -- Donald F. Ladenburger, 83, of 510 E. Farnham, Princeton, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at his home.

Born Dec. 10, 1920, in West Brooklyn to Henry and Eva (Willard) Ladenburger, he married Darleen Gruben in August 1952. She survives.

He served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 142 to February 1946. He served two years in a light tank battalion and 17 months in an amphibian tank battalion. He was employed by L.J. Stephenitch, Fasco Mills, Black Bros., Motor Wheel Corp. and was a custodian for Mendota Grade School and the Peru Mall before retiring in 1985.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Lowell) Christiansen of Princeton and Mary (Dean) Schallhorn of LaMoille; one brother, Raymond (Lucille) Ladenburger of Mendota; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and an infant sister.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, with the Rev. Dell Olson officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery with military rites by VFW Post 4079.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice. (Bureau County Republican, Dec. 27, 2003, submitted by Janine Crandell)




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