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“He was the greatest great grandpa a kid could ask for, and I am so honored to of been one of his. R.I.P Great Grandpa Ladd ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Judy--Just learned of Pauls passing-may the lord take you under his wing and ease your tears--Many good times were had at the race track and many...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Arlene Frash - fort wayne, IN

“Judy, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and family. I will not be there because of health issues. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Cheri Nicole - Fort Wayne, IN

“Judy so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Sending prayers to you and your family. I am not able to come there, because of health issues. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Randy Stilwell - Grabill, IN

“Laddie and JD, I hate that you are sad and hurt and I'd do anything to ease your pain, but all I have are words, so here goes: I love you and I'm...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Molly Lomont - Fort Wayne, IN

“John - our hearts go out to you and your family. Please know we are with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember your dad. Hugs...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Bunny Dobias - Williamston, MI

“Paul had many friends all over the racing areas and as far back as I can remember when he and my dad Norb raced at the big track off Coliseum. He...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Lee Hegerfeld - Ft.Wayne, IN

“Judy, so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jeff and Jane Mockler ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He drove a race car for my Dad at the old South Anthony speedway. Of course he was my favorite driver....Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Myra Huff - Squires, MO

“Judy, sorry to hear of Pauls passing. He was a great boss to work for. He will be missed.My sincere condolences to you and the family. Prayers to you...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Judy & John Patton - Hudson, IN

“Rosemary and family: Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept my sympathy. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Marilou Borne - Friend

“A Fine Gentleman to know and trust and enjoy knowing.Our Prayers are with Judith and family...Richard and Paulne Worman ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Richard WORMAN - LEO, IN - Family

“Judy and family---We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will not be able to attend Paul's service to celebrate his life...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Tad & Pat Henderson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Judy and family..so sorry to learn of Paul's passing. What a fine gentleman he was. Racing and record collecting have lost a "gentle giant" in his...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Patty Corbat - Avilla, IN

“John, so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you. I hope some comfort comes your way......Hugs ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: HAYWARD CURRY - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Sending prayers up for you all. Sorry for your family's loss. May you find comfort in your friends and family during this time. Love to you all! &...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Michelle DuCharme - Fort Wayne, IN

“Paul was an incredible man and wonderful friend who will be deeply missed by so many of us. We respected, admired and appreciated his leadership,...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: CARL CASPER - LOUISVILLE, KY

“Stuart, Jake, Maggie, and I are keeping you all in our prayers. Paul was indeed an amazing man. And we are certain he is rejoicing in the presence of...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Mari Dausch - Brooksville, FL

“So Sorry to hear about Paul. He will be greatly missed by us and all his friends. Paul was a kind and gentle man. God Bless Judy and all his...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: John and Judy Forrester - AZ

“Paul was an angel to us when I lost my dad when I was 8yrs old I have never forgot what he done for us ! You have been and always will be with me in...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Gary Stetler - Fort Wayne, IN


Paul "Buddy" D. Ladd, 84, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, Paul began auto racing at the age of fifteen at various race tracks around Allen County. He began his career as an auto mechanic and later retired from Don R. Fruchey INC where he worked as an iron worker. He was a member of Michigan Antique Phonograph Society and devoted his time after retirement as a repairman and collector of antique phonographs. Paul was the proud founder of the Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum of Auburn, IN. He was the host of "Paul's Place" on Public Access Television. Paul was also a member of the Leo United Methodist Church, the Central High School Alumi Association, and served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp. Surviving are his wife, Judith Ladd of Fort Wayne; children, Kathy (Leonard) Braner of Ossian, IN, Teresa (Doug) Hope of Fort Wayne, Rosemary (Steve) Karst of Auburn, IN, Paula D. (Hunter Robbins) Ladd of Seattle, WA, John Paul (John Dobias) Ladd of Toledo, OH, and Elizabeth (Will) Reyes of Brownsville, CA; step-daughters, Cathy Wrogeman of New Haven, IN, and Tracy (Eric) Demerly of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Roberta Didion of Fort Wayne; and brother, Larry (Bette) Ladd of Nashville, IN. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Louise Ladd; step-daughter, Julie Williams; sisters, Rosemary Ladd, and LaDonna Werkman; and brother, Richard Ladd. Service is 10:30 am, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling also at the Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum located in the National Military History Center, 5634 County Road 11A, Auburn, IN 46706, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery of New Haven, IN. Memorials may be made to the Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum or Leo United Methodist Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.