May 13, 2019

Thomas Joseph LaPlante, 80, passed away May 13 at his home in Maple Grove. A celebration of life will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Holiday Inn, Otsego.

Thomas was born March 19, 1939, in Stewart.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara (Ahrens); two children, James of Anoka and Kevin (Michelle) of Lino Lakes; 10 grandchildren, Crystal, Jenna, Lindsey, Courtney, Nick, Corey, Kristie, Charlie, Colton and Cierra; 11 great- grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Jerry (Ruth), Julie (Ralph Orton), Mary (Ted Hauer), David (Kathy ), Naomi (Al Barkeim) and Susan (Duane Lenz); sister-in-law Joann; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oliver and Melva; two brothers, Ken and Roland; and son Tom Jr.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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