Riemann Family Funeral Home
The visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, October 28, 2022, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Pass Christian from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 10:00am, with visitation beginning at 9:30am also at the church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery at Rotten Bayou.
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on October 24, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home. CMSgt Bernard C. Ladner, age 84, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the Gulfport CRTC 173rd/209th CES, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Airman. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Obituary, visitation, and service details:
Bernard C. Ladner, “BC” as he was known by his family and friends, age 84 of Pass Christian passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on Monday, October 24, 2022.
BC was born on January 14, 1938, via a midwife to Nicholas and Justina Ladner.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Carol A. Ladner; his beloved daughter, Nicole R. Ladner; his son, Richard B. Ladner (Sandra); grandson, Joshua C. Ladner; his parents, Nicholas and Justina Ladner; his siblings, Bidwell Ladner (Edna), Gladys Ladner, Mytis Serafin (John), Marietta Guidy (Lawrence); and brother-in-law, Levell Ladner.
BC is survived by his children, Charles Ladner, Karen Ladner Bonney, Dena Burleson (Bill); his grandchildren, Ashley Bonney, William Bonney, Ayden Ladner; his great grandchildren, Cole Bonney, Chloe Bonney, Nevaeh Ladner, Alaya Ladner, Cole Ladner; and their mom, Diedre Ladner; siblings, Lee Ladner (Eunice), Joan Ladner; brother-in-law, Lester Curvin (Christine); and many nieces and nephews.
BC was a faithful member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and watching Ancient Aliens. BC loved to sit around a bonfire in the company of his family and friends with a cold Miller Lite.
He was enlisted and served 4 years in the US Navy as a ship broiler operator. Upon completion of his service in the Navy he continued to serve his country for 32 years in the Air Force Reserves, where he served as a Chief Master Sergeant in the civil engineering department until his retirement on January 14, 1998.
BC had also worked in the Engineering Dept. at the Gulfport Naval Construction Battalion Center until his retirement. He then worked for Johnson Control at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County on the refurbishing of the B-2 test stand until the completion. He retired and continued to be a jack of all trades around the house until his health declined. BC also repaired automobile alternators and starters for many years.
The family would like to thank St. Joseph Hospice, Care4All Caregivers, Kare In Home, Right At Home, and a special thank you to Denise Necaise, Brandon and Kaitlyn.
The visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, October 28, 2022, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Pass Christian from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 10:00am, with visitation beginning at 9:30am also at the church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery at Rotten Bayou.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, 9113 Kiln Delisle Rd., Pass Christian is serving the family.