Markus J Ladd

May 9, 1952 - June 18, 2024 - Kiel, WI

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 27, 2024

2:00 pm

Kiel Mill

11 Fremont St.

Kiel, WI 53042

Funeral Visitation

Saturday, July 27, 2024

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kiel Mill

11 Fremont St.

Kiel, WI 53042

Markus J Ladd

Kiel WI

Markus J. Ladd, age 72, of Kiel, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

A time to celebrate Markus' life will be held at the Kiel Mill on Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm.  There will also be a time of gathering from 10:00 am until the time of the celebration to remember and honor his life starting at 10:00 am.  

A complete obituary is forthcoming; please check back for more information.  


Markus and I were roommates, with Wayne Methner, MTU Coed Hall, 1972-73. Big laughs. Debates over Nixon vs McGovern. Him driving us all around the Keweenaw in his red pickup truck, including High Rock Bay which I can't believe we got to since I tried to drive out there last summer. The last time I saw him at Chief Lake we saw a big ol bull moose while driving through his property in his Ford Edge with the check engine light still on. He knew the Latin names of all the trees. As others have said, he was one of the most generous dudes I've ever known, a keen observer of human nature, and refreshingly blunt when he needed to be. RIP Markus.

Bruce Campbell (Friend) 2024-07-14 15:59:36

Rest in peace my friend. I only met Markus about 12 years ago as we have adjacent properties near squaw and chief lakes. It was immediately evident that Markus was a very intelligent man who enjoyed joking around and telling stories. His presence at the lake will be missed.

Timothy Schaedig (Friend) 2024-07-10 20:01:37

I am sending this on behalf of my father Dr George Bowers. Marcus was a larger than life dear friend of both George and his wife Erma. His formidable intelligence and keen wit was exceeded only by his kindness. His fishing with George at L'anse, Michigan as well at Chief Lake near Republic, Michigan are some of my father's fondest memories. Both George and my mother Erma spoke of how much they enjoyed spending time with his mother when they would visit with her first at Kiel and later when she visited their home in Indiana. He was a kind and loyal friend to George after he developed dementia and made a point of calling to talk about their good times together on his birthday and Christmas. He will be greatly missed.

George W Bowers (Close friend ) 2024-07-05 12:49:43

I'll always remember his stories and jokes that made me laugh. RIP and prayers for the family.

Alison Shumate (Friend and Business Associate) 2024-06-28 16:27:37

Markus was a lifelong friend whom I will miss talking with very much. Rest well good and faithful friend. You were one of the best.

Elizabeth Winkelman (Friend) 2024-06-27 14:26:54

Rest in peace dear friend! We will miss Your unfailing good humor and wonderful sense of adventure! Mia Broome

Mia Broome (Longtime dear friend and colleague of both my husband Israel and myself) 2024-06-27 13:46:35

Markus was a great close friend for over 50 years, will be missed by me and the family. He was part of me and the Best there was at many things in life and much of it was natural to him; Best mutually trusted room mate in Wads at MTU, Best gem and Silver Smith, Best Man, Best Attendee at my children’s weddings, Best Coal consultant and Miner in Bib-Levis and chew USSteel & Mingo Logan mining WV, (He could jaw with the best), Best dressed PE Engineer and life long Stock broker (arranged tour of NYSE with myself & daughter), Best Sportsman hunter-of-hunters / Bass, Fly, Ice fisherman (Many Hours on Superior and Chief Lake), Best Outdoor & Wilderness lover, Best puppy sitter, Best Tour guide by far, Best Chef though a slow cooker, Best BS’er in fun, Best Martini Drinker at days end. The best times and stories go on and on. My family and I will go on remembering him for the next 50 years. The Best to his family and many supporting friends!

Bryan A Domagalski (Friend) 2024-06-25 12:09:04

I’m deeply saddened by the news of his passing. I’ve known Markus since I was a child. He was a caring soul who always genuinely wanted what was best for those he knew and loved. Although I hadn’t spoken to him recently, I thought of him often and this loss will be felt deeply. I will miss his stories and his laughter. My prayers to his family and friends.

Michael Voorheis (Friend) 2024-06-24 20:46:49

What a shock to hear of Markus' passing when reaching out about getting together during our 50th graduation anniversary celebration next month. Many fond memories come quickly to mind. As he did for Tibor, Markus custom designed and made my wife's pre-engagement ring. He later served as one of my groomsmen. Paula and I offer our prayers for peace for David, his family, and other family and friends.

Wes Patrick (Friend and fellow Tech mining Engineering graduate) 2024-06-24 15:59:07

So sorry to hear of Markus' passing. He spent a lot of time in the L'Anse area and actually made my wife's engagement and wedding rings. He had lots of plans that he wanted to achieve before passing. May he and his brothers family find peace.

Tibor Lanczy (Friend) 2024-06-20 11:25:00

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