Royce William Ladewig passed away at his home in Goldendale on July 29, 2013 at the age of 85.
He was born January 19, 1928 in Taylor, Texas to Walter H. and Ruby (Lewis) Ladewig. He served his country in the Merchant Marines. Mr. Ladewig married Doris Lutz in March of 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She passed away and he later married Jackie Erland on Dec. 29, 1993.
Royce was a steam engineer and worked for Prairie Bible Institute. Mr. Ladewig was a member of the Columbus Avenue Baptist Church and loved gardening, woodworking, helping others and taking care of the creatures of the forest.
He is survived by sons Jeff Ladewig of Rockport, Texas and Karl Ladewig of Ingleside, Texas; daughters Lynette Bebercia of Moses Lake, Wash., and Terrie Crouse of Bend, Ore.; wife Jackie Ladewig of Goldendale; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Doris Jean Ladewig in 1993 and daughter Royceanne Miller in 2008.
Mr. Ladewig will be laid to rest in a private graveside service. A public memorial was held Saturday, Aug. 3 at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Goldendale. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.