Dodgeville – Nancy L. Ladd, age 83, of Dodgeville, died on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville.
She was born on January 29, 1936 in Dodgeville, a daughter of Stanley and Myrtle (Severson) Jacobson. She graduated from Dodgeville High School.
In 1956, she married David A. Ladd in Dodgeville. They moved to Madison and she worked as a Secretary for the State of Wisconsin. They later moved back to Dodgeville and started Ladd’s Color Spot. In 1972, Dave and Nancy founded Walnut Hollow Farm. Nancy was very creative with crafts, trade show booth design and helping with the development of wood products. She retired in 1995.
Nancy loved spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, quilting and scrap booking. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and its GLCW and volunteered at Grace Lutheran Pre-School.
Nancy is survived by her husband Dave; her children Jeff (Liz Heimerl) Ladd of Dodgeville, Sandy (Tom) Bartelt of Mt. Horeb, Chris (Kathy) Ladd of Dodgeville; her granddaughters Hannah Bartelt and Emma Ladd; her siblings Joyce Kieslich-Widder, Robert (Mary) Jacobson,
Jerry (Dianne) Jacobson and Larry Jacobson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son Scott, her parents, and her brother, Donald.
Private family services will be held at the Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Upland Hills Health Foundation or Upland Hills Hospice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Crest Ridge Assisted Living, Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center and Upland Hills Hospice.