Michael Joseph Ladner Jr.

July 31, 1975 ~ September 10, 2022 (age 47) 47 Years Old
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Mike was born in Fort Walton Beach on July 31, 1975, to Linda and Michael (Sr) Ladner. He leaves behind a loving brother, Todd, a caring sister-in-law, Tiffany Ladner, a niece and nephew, Olivia and Isaac, whom he absolutely adored, a devoted dog (Kenzie); as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins whom he loved dearly.

Mike was a 1995 graduate of Silver Sands. He enjoyed attending Pyramid in Ft. Walton Beach and Gateway, ARC, in Gulf Breeze. He was also very proud to be attending the Pals Program at Pensacola State College. Mike felt at home while attending United Methodist Church and Sunday school for Special Needs adults.

He was a special child who had a very big heart. Mike was a loving individual who made friends where ever he went He was always willing to help solve your problems, even when asked not to. But Mike wouldn't let life get him down. He tried everything, even coed cheerleading. Mike was a lifelong athlete in Special Olympics, having participated in bowling, track and field, and swimming for over 40 years. He was even selected to go to National Games for bowling on three occasions.

Mike truly enjoyed the friendship and competition during Monday Night League bowling. His greatest enjoyment of late has been his participation in Miracle League Baseball (3 yrs) and Night To Shine (3 yrs).

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home located at 161 Racetrack Rd. N.W. Interment will be at Beal Memorial Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Silver Sands School or the Special Olympics.

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Memorial Service
September 16, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547