L'ANSE - Clyde "Larry" LaPlante, 73, of L'Anse, passed away Friday evening, June 15, 2012, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born in L'Anse on June 9, 1939, the son of the late Clarence and Margaret (Selden) LaPlante. Larry graduated from L'Anse High School.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Larry married the former Emily Jean Seavoy at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in November, 1961.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator at the former Celotex Corp. in L'Anse until his retirement.
Larry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L'Anse and the L'Anse American Legion Post 144.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, rabbit hunting and going to the casino.
Mr. LaPlante is survived by his loving wife, Emily Jean; children, Gary "Reggie" (Marlene) LaPlante of L'Anse, Pierre (Jane) LaPlante of Watton, Joe LaPlante of Alexander City, Ala. and Jackie (Dale) Perrow of L'Anse; grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Cooper, Brad, Treavor, Taylor, Jared, Jake, Jeremy, Jacques, Brandon, Wally, Joey, Jennifer and Daniel; great-grandchildren, Lexi, Mirac and Lilianni and two expected soon; brothers, Rick (Cindy) LaPlante and John (Jenni) LaPlante, both of L'Anse and Dan (Cathy) of Wis.; sister, Mary Ann (Tony) Crnkovich of L'Anse; brothers-in-law, Scott (Jeanne) Seavoy and Duke (Carol) Seavoy, both of Skanee; sister-in-law, Gerry Seavoy of L'Anse; uncle, Clyde "Kelly" Selden of L'Anse.
He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Dan Seavoy.
A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse with Father Antony Lukka officiating. Interment will take place in the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until time of services. Baraga County area veterans, under the direction of the Baraga American Legion Post 444 will conduct military honors at the funeral chapel at 4:30 p.m.
Following the services, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon in the Harrington Gathering Room, located at the funeral chapel.
Mr. LaPlante's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at rfsc.net.
The family has entrusted the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse with arrangements.