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James Ladage

April 8, 1943 — May 15, 2022

Ladage, James “Jim” David, age 79, of Wichita Kansas, passed away on May 15th at Wesley Medical Center.

Visitation for friends and family will be Thursday May 19th from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held Friday May 20th at 10am. Both will be held at the Cozine Life Events Center 11500 E. 21st Street N. with Pastor Daniel Tien officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Old Mission Cemetery, 3424 E. 24th Street N.

Jim was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the first born son of Robert and Mary (Turner) Ladage on April 8, 1943. A 1961 graduate of Washington High School in Cedar Rapids.

Jim served in the US Army and was assigned to the White House Communications Agency for 2-1/2 years. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and through the years owned a shop in Midway, Iowa, was part owner of Jesse James racing team, as well as a coal mining business. Jim worked as Project Manager for Goss International in Cedar Rapids for 17 years. Later relocating to China to work for Shanghai Goss Graphic Systems as Vice President and General Manager for 11 years. During that time Jim traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia.  He met Wang Fang “Lisa” and they married in Shanghai, 2001.  Jim retired in 2008, returning to the United States in 2011 and settling in Wichita, Kansas.

Jim enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, stock car racing and country music as well as many other interests over the years.

Jim is survived by his wife Wang Fang “Lisa”, stepson Chao Wang “Charlie”, both of Wichita, Kansas; brother, Kenneth R. Ladage (Paula) of Marion, Iowa; sister, Nadine M. Ladage Garrett (Ron) of Fairfax, Iowa; a niece and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Frances Ladage, father Robert James Ladage and brothers; Mark Jon Ladage and Steven Dennis LaDage.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at https://www.cozine.com/obituary/obituary/James-Ladage

Lisa (Wang Fang) and Charlie (Wang Chao) would like to thank those of you who called, texted, emailed or attended the visitation or funeral.  It meant so much. Bless you!

A special thank you to Ruby Ong and Pastor Daniel Tien.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family

Thursday, May 19, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Cozine Life Events Center

11500 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67206

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Celebration of Life

Friday, May 20, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Cozine Life Events Center

11500 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67206

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Interment

3424 E. 21st St. N.

, Wichita, KS 67208

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